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Valproic acid (By mouth)

Valproic Acid (val-PROE-ik AS-id)

Treats seizures. Also treats bipolar disorder and helps prevent migraine headaches.

Brand Name(s):

Depakene, Depakote Sprinkles, Stavzor

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to divalproex, sodium valproate, or valproic acid. Do not use it if you are pregnant, or if you have liver disease or certain genetic disorders (such as urea cycle or mitochondrial disorder).

How to Use This Medicine:

Delayed Release Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule, Liquid

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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