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Depakote Precautions

Depakote Oral Precautions

Free Depakote Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has taken Depakote while pregnant and given birth to 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.

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Before taking Depakote, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to divalproex sodium or if you have any allergies. Depakote may contain inactive ingredients which may cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Depakote should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this drug, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have liver disease, pancreatitis, or any metabolic disorders.

Depakote may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use heavy machinery, or any other activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the possible risk of birth defects and harm to an unborn baby. Do not suddenly stop taking Depakote unless directed by your doctor. Suddenly stopping medication could cause a severe, possibly fatal, seizure.

If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. If you are planning pregnancy, discuss a plan for managing your condition with your doctor before you become pregnant. Your doctor may switch the type of medication you use during pregnancy. Talk to your doctor for more information.

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.

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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.

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