While parenting any child isn't easy, caring for children and teens with epilepsy presents unique challenges. When a child has seizures, it affects the entire family. That's why it is important to involve your family in helping care for each other and helping make sure things run smoothly. Don't be afraid to include relatives and friends for support.
Swallowing pills can be difficult for anyone, especially children.
Our helpful video, Learn to Swallow Pills, gives step-by-step instruction son how to swallow pills easily, so there is no need to stress about taking medication.
Our tool helps you
and your doctor
What to do when
someone is having
an epileptic seizure.
Depakote comes in different dosage forms. Depakote® (divalproex sodium) tablets, for oral use, and Depakote® ER (divalproex sodium) extended-release tablets, for oral use, are prescription medications used:
Depakote® Sprinkle Capsules (divalproex sodium delayed release capsules), for oral use, is a prescription medicine used alone or with other medicines to treat:
Do not stop taking Depakote without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Depakote suddenly can cause serious problems.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
If you cannot afford your medication, contact: www.pparx.org for assistance.
References: 1. Depakote [package insert]. 2. Depakote ER [package insert]. 3. Depakote Sprinkle Capsules [package insert].