Depakote is an anti seizure drug. It is used for treatment of seizure disorders. It acts by affecting chemicals causing seizure in human body. It is also used with other medicines for the treatment. It is used to cure various disorders related to mood or attacks.

is divalproex sodium. It consists of sodium valproate and valproic acid in equal molar relationship. It is a stable co-ordination compound and is formed by partial neutralization of valproic acid with 0.5 equivalent of sodium hydroxide. Its chemical name is sodium hydrogen bis (2-propylpentanoate). Divalproex sodium has the following structure:

Divalproex sodium is a white powder and has a distinct smell. Inactive ingredients in this medicine are cellulosic polymers, diacetylated monoglycerides, povidone, pregelatinized starch (contains corn starch), silica gel, talc, titanium dioxide, and vanillin. This medicine is given orally. It essentially contains valproic acid and comes in strength of 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg.

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