How much Depakote should I take for migraines? Depakote is indicated for prophylaxis of migraine headaches in adults. Depakote tablets are administered orally. The recommended starting dose is 250 mg twice daily. Some patients may benefit from doses up to 1,000 mg/day.
What is the most prescribed drug for migraines? The most commonly prescribed class of drugs for migraine are the triptans. These are all meant to be taken on an as-needed basis, at the first sign of headache, and they include Sumatriptan (Imitrex); Zolmitriptan (Zomig); Rizatriptan (Maxalt); and Eletriptan (Relpax).
When was Depakote approved for migraines? The first distant rumblings came in 1996, with the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval of Depakote (generic: divalproex sodium) for migraine prophylaxis (prevention).
What are the most common side effects of Depakote? A: Common side effects experienced with Depakote include drowsiness, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, low platelet count, tremors, tiredness, and hair loss.