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Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium) is used to treat certain types of seizures and convulsions. It may be prescribed alone or with other epilepsy medications.
Active Ingredients: Divalproex Sodium
Country of Origin: India
Intended Patient: Unisex
Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium is used to treat certain types of seizures and convulsions. It may be prescribed alone or with other epilepsy medications. The delayed-release tablets are also used to control the manic episodes - periods of abnormally high spirits and energy - that occur in bipolar disorder (manic depression).
An extended-release form of this drug, Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium), is prescribed to prevent migraine headaches. The delayed-release tablets are also used for this purpose.
Take the tablet with water and swallow it whole (don`t chew it or crush it). It has a special coating to avoid upsetting your stomach. If you are taking the sprinkle capsule, you can swallow it whole or open it and sprinkle the contents on a teaspoon of soft food such as applesauce or pudding. Swallow it immediately, without chewing. The sprinkle capsules are large enough to be opened easily. Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium) can be taken with meals or snacks to avoid stomach upset. Take it exactly as prescribed.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your physician as soon as possible. Because Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium) is often used with other antiseizure drugs, it may not be possible to determine whether a side effect is due to Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium) alone. Only your physician can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium).
More common side effects may include: abdominal pain, abnormal thinking, breathing difficulty, bronchitis, bruising, constipation, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, emotional changeability, fever, flu symptoms, hair loss, headache, incoordination, indigestion, infection, insomnia, loss of appetite, memory loss, nasal inflammation, nausea, nervousness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, sore throat, tremor, vision problems, vomiting, weakness, weight loss or gain.
Less common or rare side effects may include: abnormal dreams, abnormal milk secretion, abnormal walk, aggression, anemia, anxiety, back pain, behavior problems, belching, bleeding, blood disorders, bone pain, breast enlargement, chest pain, chills, coma, confusion, coughing up blood, dental abscess, drowsiness, dry skin, ear inflammation, excessive urination (mainly children) or other urination problems, eye problems, feeling of illness, gas, growth failure in children, hallucinations, hearing problems, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hostility, increased appetite, increased cough, involuntary rapid movement of eyeball, irregular or painful menstruation, itching, jerky movements, joint pain, lack of muscular coordination, leg cramps, liver problems, loss of bladder or bowel control, muscle or joint pain, muscle weakness, muscle pain, neck pain, nosebleed, overactivity, pneumonia, rapid heartbeat, rickets (mainly children), sedation, seeing "spots before your eyes", sensitivity to light, sinus inflammation, skin eruptions or peeling, skin rash, speech difficulties, stomach and intestinal disorders, swelling of arms and legs due to fluid retention, swollen glands, taste changes, tingling or pins and needles, twitching, urinary problems, vertigo, vision problems.
This medication can severely damage the liver. Your physician will test your liver function before you begin taking this medication and at regular intervals thereafter.
Also remember that the drug can damage the pancreas. This problem can worsen very rapidly, so be sure to contact your physician immediately if you develop any symptoms.
In people with a rare set of genetic abnormalities called urea cycle disorders, Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium) may adversely effect the brain. Signs of a developing problem include lack of energy, repeated attacks of vomiting, and mental changes. If you suspect a problem, see your physician immediately. Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium) may have to be discontinued.