divalproex sodium (generic name)

It is used to treat certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
(dye VAL pro ex SO dee um)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in the frequency or severity of seizures
  • double vision or uncontrollable eye movements
  • nausea and vomiting
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • stomach pain or cramps
  • trembling of hands or arms
  • unusual bleeding or bruising or pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • unusual swelling of the arms or legs
  • unusually weak or tired
  • worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying
  • yellowing of skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in menstrual cycle
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • headache
  • loss of bladder control
  • loss of hair or unusual growth of hair
  • loss or increase in appetite
  • weight gain or loss

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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