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Valproic acid, divalproex (Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of seizures, bipolar disorder, and prevention of migraine headaches. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, pregnancy information, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any drug.

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    • Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Taking prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs or supplements should be discussed with your doctor. There are some...learn more »
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      Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Article
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • How should I decide whether to use a medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Where do doctors and nurses find out about using medicines during pregnancy?
      • How do prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine labels help my doctor choose the right medicine for me when I am pregnant?
      • What if I'm thinking about getting pregnant?
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am trying to become pregnant?
      • What if I get sick and need to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • I have a health problem. Should I stop using my medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Are vitamins safe for me while I am pregnant?
      • Are herbal remedies or natural products safe for me when I am pregnant?
      • In the future, will there be better ways to know if medicines are safe to use during pregnancy?
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    • Headache Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches,...learn more »
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      Headache Article
      • Headache facts
      • What is a headache?
      • How are headaches classified?
      • What are primary headaches?
      • What are secondary headaches?
      • What are cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches?
      • What causes tension headaches?
      • What are the symptoms of tension headaches?
      • How are tension headaches diagnosed?
      • How are tension headaches treated?
      • What causes cluster headaches?
      • What are the symptoms of cluster headaches?
      • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
      • How are cluster headaches treated?
      • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
      • What diseases cause secondary headaches?
      • How are secondary headaches diagnosed?
      • What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches?
      • When should I seek medical care for a headache?
    • Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) is a mental illness characterized by depression, mania, and severe mood swings. Treatment...learn more »
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      Bipolar Disorder Article
      • Bipolar disorder facts
      • What is bipolar disorder?
      • What is the history of bipolar disorder?
      • What are the types of bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder causes and risk factors?
      • What are bipolar disorder symptoms and signs in adults, teenagers, and children?
      • How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
      • What illnesses coexist with bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder medications and other treatments? Are there any home remedies or alternative treatments for bipolar disorder?
      • How is bipolar disorder treated during pregnancy and the postpartum period?
      • What are complications and the prognosis/effects over time of bipolar disorder?
      • Can bipolar disorder be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information about bipolar disorder?
      • Where can people find support to help them or someone they know cope with bipolar disorder?
    • Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal...learn more »
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      Borderline Personality Disorder Article
      • Borderline personality disorder facts
      • What is borderline personality disorder (BPD)?
      • What other disorders often occur with BPD?
      • What causes borderline personality disorder?
      • What are the risk factors for borderline personality disorder?
      • What are borderline personality disorder symptoms and signs?
      • How is borderline personality disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for borderline personality disorder?
      • What are borderline personality disorder complications?
      • What is the prognosis of people with borderline personality disorder?
      • How can borderline personality disorder be prevented?
      • Where can I get more information on borderline personality disorder?
    • Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs within a year after delivery. It is thought that rapid hormone changes...learn more »
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      Postpartum Depression Article
      • Postpartum depression facts
      • What is postpartum depression? Are there different types of postpartum depression?
      • What are causes and risk factors for postpartum depression?
      • What are postpartum depression symptoms and signs?
      • How is postpartum depression diagnosed?
      • What are the treatments for postpartum depression?
      • What is the prognosis of postpartum depression?
      • Can postpartum depression be prevented?
      • Where can people get more information about postpartum depression?
      • Where can people get support for postpartum depression?
      • What research is being done on postpartum depression?
    • Cluster Headaches The term cluster headache is a type of headache that recurs over a period of time. There are episodes that last one to three...learn more »
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      Cluster Headaches Article
      • What are cluster headaches?
      • Who gets cluster headaches?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cluster headaches?
      • What causes cluster headaches?
      • What triggers cluster headaches?
      • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cluster headaches?
      • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for cluster headaches?

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Terms related to valproic acid:

  • Depacon
  • Depakene
  • Depakote
  • Depakote ER
  • divalproex (Valproic Acid)
  • Stavzor