What Is Dictorate Er 250 Or 500mg Used For?


Question: What Is Dictorate Er 250 Or 500mg Used For?

Asked by thejasvy

I was unconsious and fell down, then a few mornings later I was in hospital and didn't know what was happening. The doctors suspect that I have initial stages of "fits," but nothing came up on the CT or EEG scans. Now I have been prescribed Dictorate ER 250/500mg—what exactly is that for? What will it do?

Answer: Dicorate is a generic version of Depakote, which is FDA approved as both an anti-epileptic med to prevent seizures, as well as a bipolar medication to treat mania.

In essence, it helps slow down an over-active brain, but your neurologist may have his or her own reasons for putting you on the medication. These are referred to "off-label" uses, which is legitimate medical practice.

You will have better luck finding out more about the drug by Googling "Depakote" rather than "Dicorate."

I'm not an MD. This is general information, only.

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Answered by John McManamy