Depakine 200 mg
- Brand: sanofi-aventis
- Product Code: SN_DPK_200
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Sodium Valproate which is also used to treat adults with a completely unrelated condition called bipolar affective disorder or manic depression. It treats episodes of mania and can also be taken as a mood stabiliser to help prevent further episodes of mania.
In addition sodium valproate is sometimes used off-licence to prevent migraine in adults.
Sodium valproate prevents epileptic fits by stabilising excessive electrical activity in the brain. It is thought to achieve this in two ways: by increasing the activity of a natural 'nerve-calming' agent called GABA in the brain, and by preventing electrical signals from building up in nerve cells in the brain.
It's not fully understood how sodium valproate works as a mood stabiliser in bipolar disorder, but it is thought to be to do with the increased activity of GABA in the brain.
What is it used for?
Treatment of generalized epilepsy (clonic, tonic, tonic-clonic, absence, myoclonic or atonic seizures). Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Treatment of partial epilepsy: Partial seizures with or without secondary generalization.
Treatment and prevention of mania associated with bipolar disorders.
Size : 40 tablets / bottle