What are the side effects of Depakene?

Depakene may cause a wide range of side effects, including:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • changes in appetite
  • weight changes
  • back pain
  • mood swings and irritability
  • abnormal thinking
  • memory loss
  • shaking or loss of muscle control
  • visual disturbances
  • uncontrollable eye movements
  • ringing in the ears
  • stuffed or runny nose
  • sore throat
  • hair loss

Talk with your doctor if any of these side effects become bothersome or persist. Other side effects are possible and can be serious. If you have any other severe symptoms, such as the sudden appearance of hives or tiny purple spots, fatigue, facial swelling, fever, or confusion, call your doctor.

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