Depakote 250mg Tablet
Depakote 250mg Tablet

Depakote 250mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Depakote 250mg tablet contains valproic acid as the active molecule. These tablets treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, seizures or fits (complex partial seizures and simple and comp...
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ContainsValproic Acid / Valproate(250.0 Mg)
UsesManic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, seizures or fits
Side effectsStomach pain, hair loss, blurred vision, back pain, fever, headache
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Depakote 250 MG

  • Manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder
  • Seizures (complex partial seizures and simple and complex absence seizures)
  • Migraine headaches

Contraindications of Depakote 250 MG

  • Known allergy for any ingredients of Depakote tablets
  • Pregnancy
  • Known or a history of liver problems
  • Family history of liver problems
  • Porphyria

Side effects of Depakote 250 MG

  • Stomach pain
  • Hair loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Back pain
  • Fever
  • Headache

Precautions and Warnings of Depakote 250 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Depakote 250mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Depakote tablet cannot be used during pregnancy or if you are trying to get pregnant. This is because valproic acid can cause birth defects in the baby.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Depakote 250mg while breastfeeding?
A:
Valproate is excreted in human milk and may cause harm to the baby. Do not take these medications unless recommended by your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Depakote 250mg tablet?
A:
No, because Depakote tablet can cause drowsiness as side effects.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Depakote tablet?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with Depakote tablets.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are pregnant or planning to get pregnant
  • You are taking any medications or supplements
  • You or your family have or had liver problems
  • You have kidney problems
  • You have pancreatitis
  • You have suicidal thoughts
  • You have lower blood levels of platelets

Mode of Action of Depakote 250 MG

How Does It Work?

Depakote tablet contains valproic acid as the active molecule. Valproic acid works by stabilizing various chemicals in the brain that affect mood and electric impulses thereby causes anti-convulsant a...
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Directions for Use of Depakote 250 MG

  • Take Depakote exactly as advised by your doctor
  • Depakote tablets can be taken with or without food
  • Do not crush, chew, or break tablets

Interactions of Depakote 250 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Depakote may increase the activity of MAO inhibitors, antidepressants, and benzodiazepines
  • Concomitant administration of olanzapine decreases olanzapine concentration and increases risk of adverse effects such as dry mouth, tremor, increase in appetite, weight gain, speech disorder, and dro...
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  • Concomitant administration of phenobarbital increases blood levels of phenobarbital and also causes sedation
  • Concomitant administration of primidone increases blood levels of primidone and also causes sedation
  • Valproic acid increases toxic effects of carbamazepine
  • Concomitant administration of lamotrigine increases lamotrigine toxicity, leading to serious skin rashes
  • Concomitant administration of felbamate decreases excretion of felbamate
  • Valproic acid may cause an increase in rufinamide levels in the blood
  • Concomitant administration of propofol increases blood levels of propofol
  • Valproate may raise the Zidovudine plasma levels leading to increased chances of zidovudine toxicity.
  • Valproate increases the blood levels of nimodipine
  • Valproate causes a small decrease in the levels of temozolomide
  • Concomitant administration of phenytoin, phenobarbital, or carbamazepine decreases valproic acid blood levels
  • Concomitant administration of mefloquine or chloroquine increases valproic acid metabolism
  • Concomitant administration of aspirin increases blood levels of valproic acid
  • Concomitant administration of warfarin can increase the effects of warfarin
  • Concomitant administration of cimetidine or erythromycin increases blood levels of valproic acid
  • Concomitant administration of panipenem, imipenem, or meropenem decreases blood levels of valproic acid
  • Concomitant administration of rifampicin, lopinavir, cholestyramine, metamizole, or ritonavir decreases blood levels of valproic acid
  • Concomitant administration of oestrogen-containing hormonal contraceptives decreases excretion of valproic acid

Storage and disposal of Depakote 250 MG

  • Store Depakote tablets below 30°C
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • Do not use the tablets after expiry date
  • Do not throw waste medicines in household waste or wastewater

Dosage of Depakote 250 MG

Overdose

The common symptoms of overdose are drowsiness, muscular hypotonia, hyporeflexia, miosis, impaired lung function, low blood pressure, shock and coma. Contact your doctor or visit nearest hospital imme...
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Missed a Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Depakote at the right time, take it immediately as soon as you remember but do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I am a teenage girl and have mood swings during my periods. Can I take Depakote for the same?

A: Self-medicating is not recommended during periods.

Q: Does Depakote tablets cause cancer?

A: No, Depakote tablets does not cause cancer.

Q: Can I stop taking Depakote tablets once I feel better?

A: No, even if you feel better you should not stop taking tablets without consulting your doctors.
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Brand
DEPAKOTE
Last Updated on: 19 May 2022 | 12:19 PM (IST)
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