Divaa (Divalproex Sodium) can treat bipolar disorder and seizures. It is also effective for the prevention of headaches due to migraine. Physicians believe it works for epilepsy by increasing the amount of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain. This neurotransmitter acts in the brain and nervous system to reduce nerve excitability, thereby preventing the abnormal electrical signals and nerve activity that can lead to seizures. GABA can also have a stabilizing effect on the mood and is often used to treat acute episodes of bipolar disorder (including both manic and mixed).
- Stomach upset
- An agitated mood
- A slight spinning sensation
- Hearing a buzzing sound in the ears
- Body weight gain and variations in appetite
Should you notice a weak feeling occurring in the joints, a sudden reduction in the temperature of your body, blisters, abnormal changes to your mood, unusual bleeding or any other severe adverse events that are not referenced here, consult your physician immediately.
Although not common, there is a possibility that this medicine could affect the liver or other organs in the body. Blood tests will be required before and during treatment, and tests may also be needed to monitor the function of your liver.