A drug used to treat epileptic seizures and bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine headaches. It is also being studied in the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma. It belongs to the families of drugs called anticonvulsants, antimanics, and migraine headache prophylactics.
anticonvulsive drug prescribed for control of the manic phase of Bipolar Disorder; brand names include Depakene, Valproate; for more, see Depakote.
anticonvulsant (trade name Depokene) used to prevent some kinds of seizures