Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Depakene. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Depakene include but are not limited to:
- Shakiness (tremors)
- Nausea or vomiting
(Click Depakene Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With DepakeneDepakene can potentially interact with many other medicines (see Depakene Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Depakene if you have:
- Liver disease, such as liver failure or cirrhosis
- A urea cycle disorder
- Mental retardation
- A blood disorder
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Valproic Acid and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Valproic Acid and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Depakene Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)