Depakote , also chemically called as divalproex, is an anticonvulsant used to treat different types of seizures.
It works by combining the valproate sodium to form valproic acid in the body. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches, manic episodes, bipolar disorder and aggression.
Depakote comes as an oral capsule and an extended-release tablet that is usually taken at least two times a day, as described by your doctor.
The most common side effects from Depakote are cough, fever, throat dryness, body aches, hair loss, runny nose, swollen glands in neck, and difficulty swallowing.
Depakote is sometimes used in the treatment of other medical conditions, as determined by your doctor.