Before using Depacon, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Inform your healthcare provider for any allergic reactions to these drugs or any other drugs, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
Carefully read the label of non-prescription drugs for any possible allergic reaction or contraindications. Studies in children have not demonstrated any pediatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of valproate sodium injection while safety and efficacy have not been established in children younger than 2 years of age.
Studies in the elderly have not demonstrated any geriatric-specific problems that would limit the utility of valproate sodium injection.
Adjustments in the dose of elderly may be required since they are more likely to have unwanted effects. Indications of fetal abnormalities have been reported in studies of pregnant women or animals.
This drug is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant because the risk clearly outweighs any possible benefit. Infant risk is still undetermined when using this drug during breastfeeding. Discuss with your healthcare professional about the potential risks and benefits of taking this drug while breastfeeding.
Drugs should not be taken together to prevent any interactions but in necessary cases inquire your healthcare provider regarding the adjustments in dosage or any other necessary precautions to prevent any unwanted side effects.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking any other drugs such as:
Intake of specific food or using alcohol or tobacco with this drug is associated with an increased risk of certain side effects. Your healthcare professional can give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
Inform your healthcare provider for any other medical problems such as:
Before using Depacon, there are some precautions you must take. Regular visits should be made to your healthcare provider to track your progress and to monitor the effectiveness of the drug.
Unwanted effects can be screened using blood tests. This drug has teratogenic potential and it is recommended to use an effective form of birth control to prevent any pregnancy.
Inform your healthcare professional immediately if you think you have become pregnant while using the drug. It is recommended to take folic acid before getting pregnant and during early pregnancy to lower chances of harmful side effects to your unborn baby.
Check with your healthcare professional immediately if you have symptoms of abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness, clay-colored stools, dark urine, decreased appetite, fever, headache, itching, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, skin rash, swelling of the feet or lower legs, unusual tiredness or weakness, or yellow eyes or skin.
Check with your healthcare professional immediately if you have symptoms of anaphylaxis such as a fever, dark urine, headache, rash, stomach pain, swollen lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin, unusual tiredness, or yellow eyes or skin.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have symptoms of pancreatitis such as sudden and severe stomach pain, chills, constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, or lightheadedness.
Check with your healthcare professional immediately if your symptoms of a blood problem such as fever, sore throat, rash, ulcers in the mouth, nosebleeds, bleeding gums, swollen glands, or small red or purple spots on the skin occur.
Check with your healthcare professional immediately if you have symptoms of hyperammonemic encephalopathy such as unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness or feelings of sluggishness, changes in mental status, low body temperature, or vomiting.
Check with your healthcare professional if you have unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness, confusion, trouble concentrating, memory problems, trouble walking, talking, or eating, or loss of consciousness while using this drug. This drug can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, reduced alertness.
Be careful in taking this drug before driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or not alert. Inform the healthcare professional in charge that you are using this drug before having any medical test since the results of some tests may be affected by this drug.
Inform your healthcare professional you have confusion, drowsiness, muscle aches, shivering, sleepiness, or tiredness.
This drug will potentiate the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants such as antihistamines or drug for hay fever, other allergies, or colds, sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping drug, prescription pain drug or narcotics, a drug for seizures, muscle relaxants, or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics.
Check with your healthcare professional before taking any of the above whiles you are using this drug. Consult with your healthcare professional before you take any other prescription or nonprescription drugs, and herbal or vitamin supplements.