Divalproex SODIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Accidental Injury
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • Nystagmus, A Condition With Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Trouble Breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • An Infection
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising Under The Skin
  • Constipation
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Double Vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Fever
  • Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Pain
  • Increased Hunger
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammation Of The Nose
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Irregular Periods
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Memory Loss
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Ringing In The Ears
  • Throat Irritation
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Mental Status Changes
  • Mood Changes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Backache
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Broken Bone
  • A Decrease In Platelet Clotting
  • A Disorder With Excess Antidiuretic Hormone Called Syndrome Of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  • A Paradoxical Convulsion
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • A Type Of Brain Function Problem Called Encephalopathy
  • A Type Of Movement Disorder Called Parkinsonism
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Abnormally Large Red Blood Cells Called Macrocytosis
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • An Abnormal Sperm Size Or Shape
  • Anemia
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Bloody Vomit
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hereditary Liver Metabolism Disorder
  • High Amount Of Ammonium In The Blood
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Levels Of Androgen Hormones
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Increased Lymphocyte Cells In The Blood
  • Increased Sensitivity Of The Skin To The Sun
  • Inflammation Of Blood Vessels In The Skin
  • Inflammation Of The Bladder
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Middle Tissue Heart Muscle
  • Kidney Inflammation
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Body Temperature
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Osteoporosis, A Condition Of Weak Bones
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, A Disease With Cysts In The Ovaries
  • Puffy Face From Water Retention
  • Shrinking Of The Brain With Mental Decline
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Tardive Dyskinesia, A Disorder Characterized By Involuntary Movements Of The Face, Mouth And Tongue
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In The Ability To Pay Attention
  • A Change In Vision
  • A Feeling Of General Discomfort Called Malaise
  • A Problem Affecting The Fingernails Or Toenails
  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Bumpy Skin Rash Called A Maculopapular Rash
  • Abnormal Dreams
  • Abnormal Hair Texture
  • Absence Of Sperm In Semen
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Agitation
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Anxious Feelings
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Bone Pain
  • Breastmilk Production Not Associated With Childbirth Or Nursing
  • Cessation Of Menstruation
  • Chest Pain
  • Cough
  • Decreased Calcification Or Density Of Bone
  • Decreased Sperm Motility
  • Difficult Or Painful Urination
  • Diminished Movement
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Exaggerated Deep Reflexes
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Feelings Of Hostility
  • Gas
  • Hair Discoloration
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Indifferent Behavior
  • Inflammation Of The Parotid Gland
  • Inflammation Of The Tissue Lining The Sinuses
  • Involuntary Leakage Of Urine
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leg Cramps
  • Low Sperm Count
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nosebleed
  • Over Excitement
  • Pain With Menstruation
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pink Eye
  • Seborrhea
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Small Reddish-Purplish Pin-Point Sized Spots On Skin
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Urinary Tract Infection

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