Depakote is an antiepileptic drug that optimizes psycho-emotional state. The preparation contains active substance sodium valproate, which helps to reduce the excitability of certain areas of the brain. When the medication begins to act, the muscles of the body gradually relaxes, there comes a sedative effect. Depakote can be used in various forms of epilepsy, as well as the presence of specific syndromes and mental disorders.
In some cases this drug can be used in convulsions caused by fever, it concerns young children.
Depakote may be in the form of tablets, syrups, granules, powder for solution preparation. Thanks to the instructions it is possible to calculate the individual dose for each person. As a rule, first assigned to the minimum dose that is gradually increased to the desired level.
It is strictly forbidden to taking the drug in such cases, when there is severe violation of the liver, this also applies to the availability of hepatitis, when the violated the work of the pancreas.
Side effects and overdose.
As with any drug, Depakote can also cause side effects. It is worth noting that this drug has a sufficiently strong systemic effect on the entire human body, therefore can be very diverse unwanted effects. Side effects have a greater influence on the digestive, urinary, endocrine and nervous system. In some cases the disorder can succumb to the blood system. Can also experience allergic reactions, which are both in heavy and light form.
Reviews about Depakote.
History of patients taking this medicine, especially children, leave no doubt in the power of his influence on the body, not only beneficial, but also unwanted, side.
While taking this medicinal product always need to follow the given dosage because overdose can lead to unintended consequences. It is known that an overdose of Depakote can lead to coma, brain swelling, seizures or respiratory depression. If the patient has overdosed, you must immediately contact emergency medical assistance. Provided first aid is gastric lavage and the adoption of activated carbon.
Some adult patients with epilepsy about Depakote respond very positively. Meet and descriptions of seizures that occur in patients receiving this drug.
In many reviews about Depakote children it is better not to take this drug, as it is quite strong for their body, and therefore, in frequent cases, there are side effects.