Divaa (Divalproex Sodium)
What is Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) used for?
Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) is an oral medication prescribed to treat manic episodes of bipolar disorder. It operates by balancing the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain to normalize mood and prevent racing thoughts, fast speech, and hyperactivity that occur during manic periods. This effect may also make the medication useful for the treatment of seizure disorders. It may be prescribed along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Divaa (Divalproex Sodium)?
Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) is normally prescribed to be taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet. Your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered along with a full cup of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Never chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Divaa (Divalproex Sodium)?
Some patients using Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are severe drowsiness, sensitive skin, easier bruising, confusion, deterioration of seizure symptoms, or a severe skin reaction. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) should not be used by patients who are under the age of eighteen or who have porphyrias, active liver disease, or a family history of severely reduced liver function due to medication. Also disclose if you have diabetes, systemic lupus, urea cycle disorder, a degenerative brain condition, a history of liver disease, or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.