|Depakote, in both delayed-release
tablet and capsule form, is used to treat certain types
of seizures and convulsions. It may be prescribed alone
or with other epilepsy medications.
The delayed-release tablets are also used to control the manic episodes--periods of abnormally high spirits and energy--that occur in bipolar disorder (manic depression).
An extended-release form of this drug, Depakote ER, is prescribed to prevent migraine headaches. The delayed-release tablets are also used for this purpose.