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valproate semisodium
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Description

Divalproex is an anticonvulsant drug used to treat seizures, bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches. It is also known as valproic acid or valproate. It works by increasing the amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which helps to reduce seizure activity.

Common side effects of divalproex include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and tremor. Other more serious side effects include liver damage, pancreatitis, and decreased platelet count.

Brand names associated with divalproex include Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Stavzor, and Depacon.

Synonyms
  • divalproex
Classifications
  • anticonvulsant
  • antimigraine
  • fatty acid

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