Does Depakote Interact with Other Medications?
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What’s the problem?
Before using Depakote, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you use, especially of:certain antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline, phenelzine), certain benzodiazepines (e.g., clonazepam, diazepam), certain antibiotics (carbapenems such as doripenem, imipenem), mefloquine, other medications for seizure (e.g., carbamazepine, ethosuximide, felbamate, lamotrigine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, rufinamide, topiramate), rifampin, vorinostat, warfarin, zidovudine.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine), medicine for sleep (e.g., sedatives), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine), & tranquilizers.
Check the labels on all your medicines because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of these products.
This is not a comprehensive list of possible Depakote interactions. Therefore, before using this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Depakote Birth Defects Update 1/24/13: A new study has determined that Depakote can cause lowered IQ’s and other cognitive deficiencies in children born to mothers who take the drug during pregnancy. Specifically, the research found that babies exposed to Depakote in the womb had IQ’s that were seven to 10 points lower than other children at age six, as well as reduced language skills and memory capacity. Click here to learn more.
Do I have a Depakote Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in Depakote birth defects lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one took Depakote during pregnancy and had a child with birth defects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.