What is Depakene?

Valproic acid (VPA, valproate), an acidic chemical compound, has found clinical use as an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug, primarily in the treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder and prevention of migraine headaches. VPA is a liquid at room temperature, but it can be reacted with a base such as sodium hydroxide to form the salt sodium valproate, which is a solid.

The acid, salt, or a mixture of the two (valproate semisodium) are marketed under a number of different brand names, including: Convulex, Depakote, Epilim, Valparin, Valpro, Vilapro and Stavzor. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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Does valpoic acid such as depakene lowers life expectancy on average ?

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no clinical research evidence as such but side eff

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I believe that Depakote causes Type II Diabetes, elevates triglycerides, total cholesterol, and eventually leads to cardiovascular disease. I used...

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Longterm use of DEPAKENE or DEPAKOTE ( VALPROIC ACID ) is associated with boneless and osteoporosis and excess weight gain.
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Can i take immodium and normix while on depakene and zyprexa?

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You can take these drugs

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