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Depakote â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA's data,  Depakote®* side-effects are not common, but they can occur.

· drowsiness
· headache
· indigestion

If you experience any of the following side-effects or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:

· skin rash
· easy bruising
· tiny purple-colored skin spots
· bloody nose
· unusual bleeding
· dark urine
· fever
· sore

*Depakote® is marketed by Abbott as a treatment for seizure disorders. The active ingredient is valproic acid.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD