If you are of childbearing years and want to have children some day...do some research of your own and talk to your pharmacist and doctor about this medication. I had a neurologist once tell me never to take this medication if I wanted to have children...I don't mean to scare you and I don't want to frighten anyone, I just remember this conversation with this doctor and have refused to take Depakote...
Just check it out thoroughly before taking any medication, ok???
(I don't know if there is anything to this...I just remember a medical doctor saying something that hit home to me, I was 22 years old and have always wanted to have children....it scared me and I am glad I didn't wake up one day and find it was too late...Just check it out. I will do the same)