Houston Depakote Attorney

About Depakote Lawsuits & Litigation

depakote attorneyDepakote has been linked to many harmful and sometimes fatal side effects such as birth defects, cleft palate, fetal death, growth retardation, heart malformations, neural tube birth injury, spina bifida and more.

In April 2009, the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved a Depakote safety label change on certain forms of the drug. The label change contained new information regarding the affiliation of suicidal behavior with Depakote and the danger of using Depakote during pregnancy.

The FDA-approved Depakote label change stated that the use of Depakote and other AEDs may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior. The label change noted that pregnant women taking Depakote should enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry.

The FDA warns consumers that Depakote has been linked to:
Liver damage and liver failure
Birth Defects such as spina bifida and neural tube defects
Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas

What is Depakote?

Learn History of Depakote

Depakote is a prescription medication used to treat seizures, mania associated with bipolar disorder and migraine headaches.

Depakote:
goes by the generic names of divalproex sodium
contains the active ingredient divalproex sodium
was originally approved March 10, 1983
is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories
is approved for treatment of seizures, mania related to bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches.

Despite the severe and sometimes fatal side effects related to the use of Depakote, many users take the drug for the treatment of:
dementia
hiccups
agitation

Depakote Side Effects

Is a Depakote Lawyer Necessary?

While Depakote can help treat seizures, mania related to bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches, the side effects associated with the drug are often severe and sometimes life threatening. They include:
Birth defects
Cleft Palate
Fetal Death
Growth Retardation
Hand Deformations
Heart Malformations
Neural Tube Birth Injury
Skeletal Birth Defects
Spina Bifida

Depakote Lawsuit Information

Houston Depakote Attorney Consultation

If you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects from the use of Depakote, you may qualify for compensation to help with the cost of your medical expenses, as well as your pain and suffering. To contact a Houston Depakote lawyer for a free consultation and Depakote lawsuit information, contact Gary S. Tucker and Associates by using the contact form.