Divalproex tablets are prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy/seizures, Bipolar disorder, and migraine. Divalproex tablets are available at Eridanus Healthcare under the brand name ERIPROX-ER 750. It is an antiepileptic medication that is highly beneficial in the treatment of seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. The medicine is also used to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine. Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes recurring seizures which is also called a seizure disorder. The medicine is made using the best quality raw materials in state-of-the-art manufacturing units. 

Take the Divalproex tablet as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your healthcare professional. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet as it can irritate the mouth. Keep the Divalproex in your tongue until it gets fully dissolved. Some of the commonly observed side effects are abdominal pain, back pain, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, increased appetite, and vomiting. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Divalproex, or similar medicines. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side effects. 

Medical Benefits of Divalproex Tablets

Divalproex is primarily used in the treatment of epilepsy/seizures, Bipolar disorder, and migraine. The medicine belongs to the category of drugs called anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics. The tablets are also used to treat mood disorders and to prevent migraine headaches. 

The medicine treats mood disorders by increasing the amount of a chemical substance called GABA, this helps block the nerve transmission across the brain and provides a calming effect. Divalproex prevents migraine headaches by limiting the transmission of nerve pain. Divalproex is used alone or in combination to treat simple seizures, complex partial seizures, and complex absence seizures. Divalproex is used in combination to treat multiple seizures such as absence seizures.

Directions For Use 

Carefully read the description given along the tablets. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablets as it may irritate the mouth. Keep the Divalproex tablet on your tongue until it gets fully dissolved. You can take the medicine with or without food to avoid an upset stomach. 

Side Effects of Divalproex Tablets

There are mild to moderate side effects of the Divalproex tablet that get resolved over time. The side effects may not be the same in all the users as they depend on the physiological condition and response to the therapy. Inform your doctor in case your side effects worsen or persist with time. The range of side effects noticed on using the Divalproex tablet are mentioned as follows: 

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremors
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased sodium level in the blood
  • Liver injury
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Deafness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Increase in body weight
  • Pain during periods

Drug Interactions 

Divalproex tablets may interact with other medicines and cause adverse side effects. The medicines can also interact with certain food items and health conditions. The range of drugs that may interact with Divalproex tablet are mentioned as follows:

  • Painkillers (aspirin)
  • Anti-epileptics (pregabalin, topiramate, phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, felbamate, ethosuximide)
  • Anti-HIV (zidovudine)
  • Anti-depressant (duloxetine, escitalopram, amitriptyline, nortriptyline)
  • Anti-psychotic (aripiprazole, lurasidone, quetiapine)
  • Anti-anxiety (alprazolam)
  • Anti-TB (rifampicin)
  • Anticoagulant (warfarin)
  • Antibiotics (imipenem, meropenem)
  • Benzodiazepine (diazepam)

Safety Precautions and Warnings 

  1. Avoid consuming alcohol with Divalproex tablet as it may interact and cause increased dizziness. 
  1. Do not take Divalproex Tablet without a doctor’s consultation if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby as it can be toxic for the fetus and mother. 
  1. Store the Divalproex Tablet in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. 
  1. Keep the Divalproex  Tablet away from pets and children. Properly dispose of expired and discarded medicines. 
  1. Divalproex Tablet may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.  


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