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Depakote, an anti-seizure medication, is also called valproic acid or divalproex sodium in its generic form. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, in 1983 for the treatment of seizure disorder. In 1995, it was approved for treating bipolar disorder and in 1996, for migraine headaches.

The drug, manufactured by Abbot Laboratories, comes in several forms: Depakote CP, Depakote and Depakote ER are all divalproex sodium. The injectable form is Depacon, which is valproate sodium, while Stavzor and Depakene are valproic acid. Since many people who are prescribed Depacon experience ongoing nausea, it is the least popular.

Depakote is not approved for children who have bipolar disorder, although some doctors prescribe it for that purpose. For treatment of seizures, it is approved for children over the age of 10 and adults. For migraine treatment, it is approved for people ages 16 and older. It is not approved for such off-label uses as the treatment of dementia in the elderly, and the company faced federal charges for illegally marketing it for use in that way.

Pharmaceutical product liability cases are complex, so it is a good idea for people who have been injured by Depakote or the families of those who have died to seek the help of a good personal injury and drug recall lawyer like the Doan Law Firm. Those who have suffered serious injuries and the families of those who have died due to this medication should contact us at (800) 349-0000. We are available 24 hours per day to help you through your Depakote Lawsuit.

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