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Depakote is a prescription medicine that is used for treating epilepsy and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. It is also approved to help prevent migraine headaches. Depakote, which is available in the form of tablets and sprinkle capsules, is a delayed-release drug. Some possible side effects of the medication include nausea or vomiting, drowsiness, shakiness, and headaches.
- Mania -- Depakote is approved to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- Epilepsy -- Depakote is approved to treat complex partial seizures and simple or complex absence seizures
- Migraines -- Depakote is approved to help prevent migraine headaches (though it does not help treat a headache once it starts).