Is Depakote sprinkles the same as extended-release?

Available in 125 mg strength only, Depakote Sprinkle Capsules work in the same way as Depakote Delayed-Release tablets, although they are in a capsule form instead of a tablet.

How do you convert Depakote DR to ER?

2.4 Conversion from Depakote to Depakote ER In adult patients and pediatric patients 10 years of age or older with epilepsy previously receiving Depakote, Depakote ER should be administered once-daily using a dose 8 to 20% higher than the total daily dose of Depakote (Table 1).

What doses does Depakote Sprinkles come in?

Depakote Sprinkle Capsules may be added to the patient’s regimen at a dosage of 10 to 15 mg/kg/day. The dosage may be increased by 5 to 10 mg/kg/week to achieve optimal clinical response. Ordinarily, optimal clinical response is achieved at daily doses below 60 mg/kg/day.

Is 750 mg of Depakote a lot?

Depakote tablets are administered orally. The recommended initial dose is 750 mg daily in divided doses. The dose should be increased as rapidly as possible to achieve the lowest therapeutic dose which produces the desired clinical effect or the desired range of plasma concentrations.

What is the difference between Depakote and Depakote ER?

Depakote comes as delayed-release tablets (DR) or DR sprinkle capsules. In these forms, you’ll take Depakote more than once per day. Depakote ER comes as extended-release tablets that you’ll take once per day. You can take all forms of the drug with or without food.

Is there a difference between Depakote ER and Depakote DR?

Depakote ER has been confused with Depakote (no “ER” at the end of the name). This is a different form of the same medicine, but it needs to be taken more frequently than once a day. Depakote is considered a “delayed-release” medicine. That is, after you take it, it doesn’t dissolve as fast as traditional tablets.

Is 1500 mg of Depakote too much?

The starting dosage of Depakote ER tablets is 25 mg per kilogram* of body weight per day (25 mg/kg/day). For example, if you weigh 60 kg (about 132 pounds [lb]), your typical starting dosage would be 1,500 mg/kg/day. The maximum dosage of Depakote and Depakote ER tablets for bipolar disorder is 60 mg/kg/day.

How do you give Depakote Sprinkles?

Depakote Sprinkle Capsules may be swallowed whole or may be administered by carefully opening the capsule and sprinkling the entire contents on a small amount (teaspoonful) of soft food such as applesauce or pudding. The drug/food mixture should be swallowed immediately (avoid chewing) and not stored for future use.

Is Depakote sedating?

A: Common side effects experienced with Depakote include drowsiness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, low platelet count, tremors, tiredness, and hair loss. The side effects may be mild to moderate, but they may also be signs of a more serious condition.

Is 1000 mg Depakote too much?

The recommended starting dose of Depakote for the prevention of migraine is 250 mg twice daily. The dose may be increased until migraine control is achieved. The maximum recommended dose is 1000 mg/day as needed.

What is Depakote ER 250 mg used for?

This medication is used to treat seizure disorders, mental/mood conditions (such as manic phase of bipolar disorder), and to prevent migraine headaches. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.

What is Depakote Sprinkles used for?