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Depakote ER is licensed for the treatment of mania and epilepsy, as well as for the prevention of migraine headaches. It has been shown to significantly improve bipolar symptoms and decrease the frequency of epileptic seizures. The medication comes in tablet form and is generally taken once a day. Some potential side effects include indigestion or heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.
- Mania -- Depakote ER is approved to treat manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar disorder (manic depression)
- Epilepsy -- This medication also is approved to treat complex partial seizures and simple or complex absence seizures
- Migraines -- Depakote ER is approved to help prevent migraine headaches, but it does not help treat a headache once it starts.