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Who should not receive Depacon?

You should not receive Depacon if you are allergic to valproate, the active ingredient in Depacon, or to divalproex or valproic acid. You should also avoid Depacon, valproate for injection, if you have a history of liver problems or urea cycle disorder. Depacon has been known to cause fatal liver failure. Children under two years of age have a high risk of developing liver damage. Anyone receiving Depacon should undergo regular tests to assess liver function. If you are pregnant or plan to get pregnent, be sure that the doctor who will administer Depacon is aware of this. It can cause serious birth defects.

Due to the large number of side effects and drug interactions associated with Depacon, it is extremely important to go over your medical history in detail with your doctor before receiving this medication. Tell the doctor about all medications, supplements, herbal remedies and over-the-counter medications that you are taking or have taken. You are at risk for severe complications if you receive Depacon and have certain medical conditions, including cancer, mental health problems and some infections. 

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