Divalproex ER can potentially interact with many other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Divalproex ER).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking divalproex ER 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 Depakote and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Depakote and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Divalproex ER to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much divalproex ER may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Heart block (a problem with the electrical system of the heart)
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on divalproex ER, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Depakote Overdose for more information.)