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Who should take divalproex sodium ER?

Individuals with epilepsy, migraine headaches, or manic episodes related to bipolar disorder should take divalproex sodium ER. Your dosage can be determined by factors like the condition being treated, your weight, and any pre-existing conditions you may have or medications you may be taking. Certain individuals should speak with their doctors before taking divalproex sodium ER. These individuals include those who have pre-existing medical conditions such as liver disease, mental retardation, urea cycle disorder, blood disorders, allergies, and pregnancy.

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