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Each Dicorate extended-release 125 mg tablet contains the active ingredient Divalproex sodium. The active component, Divalproex sodium, belongs to a class of anticonvulsants, as they were originally discovered to treat seizure disorders. It is a prescription drug used for the treatment of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Your doctor may prescribe this drug alone or with other medicines to treat the following conditions:
- complex partial seizures in adults and children ten years of age and older.
- simple and complex absence seizures, with or without seizure types.
Sometimes, Dicorate tablets may also be given to treat migraine headaches.
Before taking Dicorate Er 125 mg, let your doctor know if you drink alcohol, have depression, mood problems, suicidal thoughts, or other medical conditions. You should inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding. The anticonvulsant drug can pass into breast milk. Your doctor will discuss the best way to feed your baby if you are taking Dicorate extended-release tablets.
Take Dicorate extended-release tablets as your doctor tells you. Your doctor will tell you how much of this anticonvulsant drug to take and how often. Your doctor may increase or decrease the dose depending on your condition. Don’t discontinue taking the medication without talking to your doctor. Sudden discontinuation may lead to serious health issues. Swallow the tablets with an adequate amount of water. Do not break or chew these extended-release tablets. In case you are unable to swallow the pill, please speak to your doctor. Excessive intake of this drug can have serious consequences.
Dicorate extended-release tablets can cause dizziness. Do not consume alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy while taking the medication until you speak to your doctor. Taking Divalproex formulation with alcohol or certain other drugs that cause sleepiness may make your sleepiness worse. Do not drive or indulge in activities until you know how Dicorate affects you. Your anticonvulsant drug can slow your thinking or motor skills. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking a Divalproex formulation with certain other drugs may cause side effects and affect how well they work. Treatment discontinuation without a doctor’s consent can have serious health consequences.
Dicorate ER 125 mg may cause serious side effects, including low blood count, high ammonia levels in your blood, Low body temperature, allergic reactions, drowsiness in the elderly. You should inform your doctor straight away if you have any of the above symptoms. The common side effects of Divalproex medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, weight gain, blurry vision, double vision, weakness, hair loss, diarrhoea, stomach pain, tremor, loss of appetite, increased appetite, and problems with talking or coordination.