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    Valproic Acid

    Information about Valproic Acid

    Valproic acid uses

    Valproic Acid is used for seizures, migraine and mania.

    How valproic acid works

    Valproic Acid is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

    Common side effects of valproic acid

    Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Hair loss, Liver function abnormal, Weight gain, Tremor
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    Dr. Swati Mishra
    BDS, Advanced International Certificate Course in Diabetes, Cardio-diabetes, Thyroid and Endocrine disorders
    Last updated on:
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    Expert advice for Valproic Acid

    • Valproic Acid helps in the treatment and prevention of seizures.
    • Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
    • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valproic Acid, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
    • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
    • Do not take Valproic Acid if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
    • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)