Who should not take Depakote Sprinkle Capsules?

Anyone with a known allergy to Depakote or divalproex sodium should not take Depakote Sprinkle Capsules. It should be avoided by anyone with a history of liver problems or a urea cycle disorder. Both of these conditions can cause life-threatening complications when combined with Depakote. This medication is not recommended for children under two years of age, especially those who suffer from mental impairment, have a metabolic disorder or are already taking a different seizure medication. Depakote may also cause birth defects, and should not be taken by women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant. Due to the large number of side effects and possible drug interactions associated with Depakote, it is very important that the complete medical history is discussed with the doctor before starting this medication.

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