What are the side effects of Divalproex Sodium ER?

Some serious side effects of Divalproex Sodium ER, available as brand name Depakote ER, include allergic reactions on the skin or in the mouth, more frequent or less frequent seizures, vision problems like seeing double or uncontrollable eye movement, stomach upset and vomiting, irritation of the skin in the form of blistering, redness, and peeling, abdominal pain and cramping, uncontrollable trembling, fatigue and weakness, infection, amnesia, swelling, insomnia, ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, darkened mood with thoughts of suicide and death, and yellow skin and eyes. If you are experiencing any of these serious side effects, you should speak to your doctor right away. Some less serious side effects include delayed or frequent menstrual cycle, incontinence, headache, uncontrollable bladder, changes in baldness or hair growth, back pain, and a change in appetite and weight. 

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