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Valproic acid (Depakene) is a moderately priced drug used to treat certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic valproic acid is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of valproic acid is around $28.80, 63% off the average retail price of $79.08. Compare anti-epileptics.
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Depakene Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better or they start to get worse.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

You may get drowsy, dizzy, or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can increase drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

Patients and their families should watch out for new or worsening depression or thoughts of suicide. Also watch out for sudden changes in feelings such as feeling anxious, agitated, panicky, irritable, hostile, aggressive, impulsive, severely restless, overly excited and hyperactive, or not being able to sleep. If this happens, especially at the beginning of treatment or after a change in dose, call your health care professional.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Women who become pregnant while using this medicine may enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry by calling 1-888-233-2334. This registry collects information about the safety of antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy.

This medicine may cause a decrease in folic acid and vitamin D. You should make sure that you get enough vitamins while you are taking this medicine. Discuss the foods you eat and the vitamins you take with your health care professional.


Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet

blood in the urine or stools


cough or hoarseness






difficult or labored breathing



fever or chills

general feeling of discomfort or illness


joint pain

loss of appetite

lower back or side pain

mental depression

muscle aches and pains



painful or difficult urination


pinpoint red spots on the skin

quick to react or overreact emotionally

rapid weight gain

rapidly changing moods

runny nose

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet


sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

sore throat


tightness in the chest

tingling of the hands or feet

trembling or shaking of the hands or feet

trouble sleeping

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual weight gain or loss


Less common

Abnormal dreams

absence of or decrease in body movement


bloody nose

bloody or cloudy urine

blurred vision

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

change in personality

change in walking and balance

changes in patterns and rhythms of speech

chest pain


clumsiness or unsteadiness

cold sweats


darkened urine

degenerative disease of the joint

difficult, burning, or painful urination

difficulty with moving



dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly

dry mouth

excessive muscle tone

fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse


feeling of warmth or heat

feeling sad or empty

flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck

frequent urge to urinate

heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding


increased need to urinate



lack of appetite

lack of coordination

large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin

leg cramps

lip smacking or puckering

loss of bladder control

loss of interest or pleasure

loss of strength or energy

multiple swollen and inflamed skin lesions

muscle pain or stiffness

muscle tension or tightness

normal menstrual bleeding occurring earlier, possibly lasting longer than expected

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

passing urine more often

pounding in the ears

puffing of the cheeks

rapid or worm-like movements of the tongue

rapid weight gain


seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

shakiness and unsteady walk

slurred speech

small red or purple spots on the skin


swollen joints


trouble with concentrating

trouble with speaking


uncontrolled chewing movements

uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Change in consciousness


loss of consciousness

slow or irregular heartbeat

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach


body aches or pain

change in vision


continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears

hair loss or thinning of the hair

hearing loss


impaired vision

lack or loss of strength

loss of memory

problems with memory


seeing double

tender, swollen glands in the neck

trouble with swallowing

uncontrolled eye movements

voice changes

weight gain

weight loss

Less common

Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods

back pain

burning, dry, or itching eyes

change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste

coin-shaped lesions on the skin

cough producing mucus



discharge or excessive tearing

dry skin


excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

eye pain

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

full feeling

heavy bleeding

increased appetite

itching of the vagina or genital area

itching skin

loss of bowel control

neck pain

oily skin


pain during sexual intercourse

pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones

passing gas

rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin

redness or swelling in the ear

redness, pain, swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid

redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue

sensation of spinning


stiff neck

stopping of menstrual bleeding

thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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