What should I avoid while taking divalproex ER?

Until you know how you will react to divalproex ER, you should not drive, use machinery or perform activities that require mental acuity. Do not sit or stand up quickly as this could cause dizziness or fainting. Also, avoid alcohol and smoking while taking this medication. Your risk for infection could increase, so you should take extra care of your teeth and any cuts or bruises you may have. You may have an increased sensitivity to sunlight while taking this medication, so try to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds or lamps.


Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

Is it safe to take anticonvulsants during pregnancy?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
There is a risk of birth defects when taking anticonvulsants during pregnancy (especially the first ...
More Answers
How effective are anticonvulsants for treating migraines?
David C. Fiore, MDDavid C. Fiore, MD
Anticonvulsants are moderately effective for lowering the frequency of migraines in people who suffe...
More Answers
What should I know before taking an anticonvulsant for migraines?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Your doctor will need to assess your liver function before starting treatment. Serum bicarbonate wil...
More Answers
Can I take Neurontin with other medicines?
Yes, but check with your doctor or pharmacist on possible interactions. Generally, neurontin won't s...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.