Depakote is a valproic acid-based drug developed and manufactured by the American pharmaceutical corporation Abbott. Depakote in the form of long-acting pills is used to treat certain types of epilepsy, prevent migraines, and manic or mixed episodes caused by bipolar disorder. It is especially useful for patients who are experiencing partial and generalized seizures.
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How does Depakote work?
The active substance of Depakote is a combination of valproic acid and its salt — sodium valproate — in equal proportions.
Valproic acid from the group of fatty acids has been known since the late 19th century as an effective drug against epilepsy, bipolar disorder and many types of migraine. Together with sodium valproate, it successfully fights attacks of these diseases, providing a prolonged effect.
According to scientists, the mechanisms of the therapeutic action of valproic acid and valproate are associated with an increase of the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid in the brain or with a change in the properties of sodium channels.
How to use Depakote?
Depakote is available in the form of long-acting pills for oral administration for adults and children. This medicine is mainly used to treat forms of seizures — small, large and polymorphic.
Depakote is taken during or immediately after meals, starting with small doses and gradually increasing within one-two weeks until a suitable therapeutic effect is achieved; after the attending physician selects an individual maintenance dose. Before ordering Depakote in our pharmacy, please, consult him to choose the optimal dosage of the medicine and the treatment regimen.
What contraindications Depakote has?
Valproic acid and its derivatives have long been used in pharmaceuticals and their side effects are well known. Typical side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, drowsiness, and allergic skin reactions. These side effects are temporary and they can be lessened or eliminated by taking the medication with meals or reducing the dosage.
Excessive use of Depakote can lead to drowsiness, tremors, stupor, respiratory depression, coma, metabolic acidosis and even death, so you should be especially careful using this medication and you should strictly follow the instructions of your doctor.
Depakote is contraindicated in cases of liver and pancreatic dysfunction, hemorrhagic diathesis. The drug should also not be prescribed in the first three months of pregnancy and in case when mitochondrial disease is suspected.
Depakote is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy, migraine, and bipolar disorder. Valproic acid and its salt have been known for more than a hundred years and during this time they have proven their effectiveness. You can order Depakote at a low price in our pharmacy right now.