What is depakine used for?

This medication is used to treat seizure disorders, mental/mood conditions (such as manic phase of bipolar disorder), and to prevent migraine headaches. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

What’s valproic acid used for?

Valproic acid is used to treat certain types of seizures (epilepsy). This medicine is an anticonvulsant that works in the brain tissue to stop seizures.

How do you take depakine?

Depakene capsules should be swallowed whole without chewing to avoid local irritation of the mouth and throat. Patients should be informed to take Depakene every day as prescribed. If a dose is missed it should be taken as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for the next dose.

Does Depakote help sleep?

Valproic acid (Depakote) – helps somewhat with insomnia.

What is the side effects of Epival?

Side effects of Epival Tablet

  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Nausea.
  • Sleepiness.
  • Hair loss.
  • Weight gain.
  • Tremors.

What are serious side effects of risperidone?

Serious side effects

  • high fever (above 100.4°F, or 38°C)
  • heavy sweating.
  • stiff muscles.
  • confusion.
  • changes in your breathing, heart rhythm, and blood pressure.
  • kidney failure, with symptoms such as weight gain, lethargy, or urinating less than normal or not at all.

What is valproic acid side effects?

Common side effects

  • stomach pain, feeling or being sick.
  • diarrhoea.
  • dry or sore mouth, or swollen gums.
  • shakes (tremors) in a part of your body, or unusual eye movements.
  • feeling tired or sleepy.
  • headache.
  • weight gain.
  • thinning hair, or changes to the colour or texture of your hair.