potential for mix-ups between the new Depakote ER and the original Depakote tablets

There's a real potential for mix-ups between the new Depakote ER and the original Depakote tablets. Both are available as 500 mg tabs.

Depakote ER is new. The ER stands for EXTENDED RELEASE.

The original Depakote is a DELAYED RELEASE tablet. It releases the drug over 8 to 12 hours...and is usually given BID to TID.

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