Sexual side effects haven't been noted as a known side effect of Depakote.
The known side effects are:
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Depakote Delayed-Release Tablets:
Change in appetite; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; hair loss; headache; indigestion; nausea; stomach pain; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weight changes.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Depakote Delayed-Release Tablets:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abdominal cramps; abnormal thinking; change in menstrual period; changes in behavior; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; difficulty speaking; difficulty urinating or other urination problems; extreme tiredness; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; general body discomfort; hallucinations; hearing loss; involuntary movements of the arms and legs; involuntary movements or chewing movements of face, jaw, mouth, or tongue; joint pain; lack of energy; loss of appetite; loss of coordination; loss of seizure control; memory loss; mental or mood changes; nosebleed; pounding in the chest; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; sore throat; suicidal thoughts or actions; swelling of the arms or legs; tremor; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual weakness; vision changes; yellowing of skin or eyes.
None of the reviews/comments indicate any sexual side effects either.
mywifesse: There will always be a decrease in sexual activity when a medication for Bi-Polar is being used. They should start to go away gradually, but if they do not then you need to call the Dr that is prescribing the Depakote. Unfortunately, if the Depakote is working then you have to take the good with the bad. Good Luck
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