What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Depakote ER to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Absolute Contraindication: FDA X FOR MIGRAINE PROPHYLAXIS, FDA D FOR EPILEPSY AND MANIA
If you are NURSING
- Precaution: ONE CASE OF THROMBOCYTOPENIA REPORTED, MONITOR INFANT FOR ADVERSE EFFECTS
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: Hepatic-Elderly may have slower metabolism and protein binding which requires dosage reduction. Monitor closely. Neuro/Psych-Use caution in elderly with a history of recurrent falls. Drug may produce somnolence, ataxia, impaired psychomotor function, syncope, and additional falls. Monitor fluid and nutritional intake and avoid dehydration. Musculoskeletal-Postmarketing reports of fractures, decreased bone mineral density, osteopenia, osteoporosis.
Giving Depakote ER to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Increased risk of serious or fatal hepatotoxicity.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.