Don’t bother to read this. It is just a normal list of the typical side effects of a miracle mental illness (or seizures) medication. On the brightside, I started taking this yesterday; it is now in the mix of evening meds. Oh joy…
Depakote can cause other serious side effects, including:
Bleeding problems: red or purple spots on your skin, bruising, pain and swelling into your joints due to bleeding or bleeding from your mouth or nose.
High ammonia levels in your blood: feeling tired, vomiting, changes in mental status.
Low body temperature (hypothermia): drop in your body temperature to less than 95º F, feeling tired, confusion, coma.
Allergic (hypersensitivity) reactions: fever, skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, blistering and peeling of your skin, swelling of your lymph nodes, swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue, or throat, trouble swallowing or breathing.
Drowsiness or sleepiness in the elderly. This extreme drowsiness may cause you to eat or drink less than you normally would. Tell your doctor if you are not able to eat or drink as you normally do. Your doctor may start you at a lower dose of Depakote.
Common side effects of Depakote include:
problems with walking or coordination
loss of appetite
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1. Depakote [package insert].
2. Depakote ER [package insert].
3. Depakote Sprinkle Capsules [package insert].