Do not stop taking valproic acid without talking to your doctor, even if you experience side effects such as unusual changes in behavior or mood or if you find out that you are pregnant. If you suddenly stop taking valproic acid, you may experience a severe, long-lasting and possibly life-threatening seizure.
Also to know is, can you suddenly stop taking Depakote?
Do not stop taking Depakote without first talking to your doctor. Stopping Depakote suddenly can cause serious problems, including seizures that do not stop (also known as “status epilepticus”). Please see Full Prescribing Information with Medication Guide for the complete list of side effects.
What are the side effects of valproic acid?
Common side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea;
fever, flu symptoms, cough, sore throat, sneezing, runny nose;
nervousness, depression, sleep problems (insomnia);
headache, dizziness, drowsiness, memory problems, unusual thoughts;
rash, hair loss, bruising;
What are the side effects of sodium valproate?
Common adverse effects of valproate include nausea, upper abdominal cramps, abnormal liver function, weight gain and diarrhoea. Neurological adverse effects such as tremor, fatigue, sedation, confusion and dizziness are often observed.
What are the long term effects of taking Depakote?
Side effects of Depakote include: