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How does divalproex ER treat migraines?

Although the exact mechanism of action is unclear, divalproex helps to manage those specific manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder by acting as a mood stabilizer. In certain studies, divalproex ER performed better than placebos or lithium drugs in the treatment of bipolar disorder mania. In those with bipolar disorder, divalproex ER was shown to decrease symptoms within three weeks.

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