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Unexplained bruising or bleeding, loss of appetite, and yellowing of the eyes or skin are rare but potentially serious side effects that have been reported with Stavzor. Side effects of the medication are mild in most cases, however, and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. Some of these more common side effects of Stavzor include headache, nausea, shakiness, and drowsiness.

An Introduction to Stavzor Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Stavzor™ (delayed release valproic acid). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Stavzor. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Stavzor side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Stavzor

Most of what is known about possible Stavzor side effects is based on clinical trials of Depakote® (divalproex sodium), a very similar medication. Depakote is changed in the body into the same medication as Stavzor. In fact, the side effect information in the prescribing information for Stavzor comes directly from studies of Depakote.
Based on this information, the most common side effects of Stavzor include:
  • Shakiness (tremor) -- in up to 57 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 48 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 31 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 30 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 27 percent
  • Weakness -- up to 27 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 25 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 5 to 24 percent of people, included:
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