AbbVie manufactured the multi-purpose drug called Depakote. Depakote tablets, Depakote ER capsules, and Depakote Sprinkle capsules are some of the varying forms that the medication comes in. Manic episodes linked with bipolar disorder as well as migraine prevention are included in Depakote’s uses. Divalproex sodium, a combination of sodium valproate and valproic acid, is present in Depakote as an active ingredient. Valproate is a chemical substance that has led to numerous concerning side effects and contraindications that have resulted in the intervention of several FDA mandated warnings on the labeling of Depakote and other similar products. However, due to valproate’s presence, it helps to increase the quantity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain.
Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid medication (glucocorticoid) that can also be seen as a man-made version of the corticosteroid hormones; cortisol and aldosterone. These hormones are produced naturally by the adrenal glands present in the human body. However, keep in mind the fact that although these substances are termed as “steroids,” they shouldn't be confused with the steroids that are taken by athletes and bodybuilders. Dexamethasone is primarily used in the treatment of various conditions that an individual might develop. These conditions include arthritis, blood, hormone, or immune system problems, developing allergic reactions, developing certain types of eye and skin problems, breathing issues, certain bowel issues, and even certain types of cancers. Apart from this, this particular medicine is also used as a test for adrenal gland disorder; Cushing’s syndrome. This particular medicine basically lowers your body’s natural defense response and thus, reduces the chances of developing different symptoms, such as swelling or allergic reactions.
Diclofenac is an externally administered medicinal drug. The drug is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and is used as a medication to reduce inflammation and pain caused by certain medical disorders such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (a form of spinal arthritis), and even minor sprains. It is also used to treat dysmenorrhea.
Since the drug induces analgesia under certain conditions, it is widely used as a painkiller. It eases mild to moderate pain caused by injuries and can be used to treat menstrual cramps in women. Physicians have also been prescribing Diclofenac for the treatment of migraine attacks. However, it is important to note that Diclofenac only treats migraines that have just begun, it would not prevent or affect the number of attacks the patient usually suffers.
Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine used for the treatment and prevention of a variety of infections caused by fungus. The infections it mainly treats include candidiasis, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, dermatophytosis, and pityriasis versicolor. It is a member of the class of drugs namely knows as the azole antifungals. Diflucan has specific formulations to treat vaginal, esophageal, and oral infections caused by the yeast, Candida. Diflucan can also be used for preventing fungal infections in people having low or weak immunity induced by cancer treatment, bone marrow transplant, or by certain medical conditions such as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).