This medicine is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of seizures, mania (episodes of frenzied, abnormally excited mood) , bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). It is also used to prevent migraine headaches.
Other Information On DICORATE 500MG TABLET
Drowsiness,dizziness,headache,diarrhea,constipation,changes in appetite,weight changes,back pain,mood swings,abnormal thinking,uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body etc.
Before taking valproic acid: tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to valproic acid, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the type of valproic acid that has been prescribed for you. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had episodes of confusion and loss of ability to think and understand, especially during pregnancy or childbirth, coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time), difficulty coordinating your movements, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or cytomegalovirus (CMV a virus that can cause symptoms in people who have weak immune systems). If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking valproic acid. You should know that valproic acid may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you. Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding.
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