Depakote a drug that has a pronounced anticonvulsant effect. Assign this drug in various forms of epilepsy to prevent seizures during removal of withdrawal symptoms in the hospital, inflammation and spasms of ternary nerve spasms and pain of various etiologies, psychoses, diabetes insipidus.
Produced Depakote tablets differing in the amount of active substance. Instructions for the preparation reported Recommended Dosage. Tactics receiving Depakote should choose a doctor, in accordance with the peculiarities of the development of seizures in an individual patient. According to drug treatment can be started with the age of six. Use it during pregnancy and breast-feeding is not recommended. However, the strategy described for treatment of pregnant women, in the case where its use is clearly outweighs the risk of complications. Contraindicated appointment Depakote when individual intolerance, hypersensitivity to the drug group of tricyclic antidepressant drugs, violations of the bone marrow, blood, cardiac conduction, in the first trimester of pregnancy, at the same time taking MAO inhibitors and drugs that contain lithium.
Side effects from taking Depakote can be quite varied. This drug affects the central nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory and endocrine systems. Allergic reactions may be, also, different forces and manifestations, mainly heavy, gradually manifested phenomenon, but may develop anaphylactic shock. The use of this medication eliminates the possibility of driving a car, working with complex mechanisms the patient is difficult to concentrate and react quickly to changing situations. Along with the treatment can not drink alcohol.
Reviews of Depakote.
Numerous references leave patients taking Depakote and for many years, and only the beginning of their treatment. Very often it is discussing people with a diagnosis of “epilepsy” some people think that it reduces their intellectual activity, causes apathy, social communication breaks. However, these same patients notice that when they forget to take a pill on time, their brains are like, “inflamed”, “start a movement”, “increased activity”. It is significant that patients feel the conditions in which they could begin the attack, but while taking Depakote, it does not happen.
Once the tool is prescribed for panic attacks, especially agoraphobia fear of open spaces. These patients write reviews, which say that the panic passed, but instability persists in gait.
Obviously, Depakote is a common drug which successfully cleans convulsions. I must admit that this is not the new drug. On the other hand, this drug is familiar to most experts, the tactics of treatment of them worked.