Chapter 4
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Possible Side Effects and Adverse Reactions of Divalproex (Depakote)

Side Effects:

  • Indigestion
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight changes
  • Changes in menstrual cycles
  • Constipation

Adverse Reactions:

  • Liver toxicity and liver failure (very rare but very serious)

Children taking Depakote should have regular blood work to check for liver problems and make sure the dose is safe and effective