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Depakene Drug Information

If you have epilepsy, your healthcare provider may prescribe Depakene® (valproic acid), a prescription medicine that can be used to treat complex partial seizures and simple or complex absence seizures. This product works by increasing the level of a certain chemical in the brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). It comes in the form of a syrup or capsule, and is typically taken one to three times a day.
 
Although most people tolerate it well, Depakene is known to cause side effects such as:
 
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Nervousness
  • Uncontrollable eye movements.
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In order to determine if Depakene is the right drug for you, your healthcare provider needs information on your complete medical history and any other medicines you are taking -- including nonprescription products, vitamins, and supplements. Depakene can react negatively with certain medications.
 
(For more information on this epilepsy drug, click Depakene. This article takes an in-depth look at the factors that will affect your dose, other potential side effects, and tips to help you get the most out of each dose.)
 

Depakene Drug Information

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