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valproic acid

Side Effects

List valproic acid side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with valproic acid:

Common side effects of valproic acid:

  • Double VisionSevere
  • Blurred VisionLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DepressionLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Increased HungerLess Severe
  • IndigestionLess Severe
  • InfectionLess Severe
  • Inflammation of the NoseLess Severe
  • Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe
  • Irregular PeriodsLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Loss of MemoryLess Severe
  • Ringing in the EarsLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Throat IrritationLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • UncoordinatedLess Severe
  • Weight GainLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of valproic acid:

  • Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
  • Involuntary Eye MovementSevere
  • Mental ImpairmentSevere
  • Mood ChangesSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Abnormal Manner of WalkingLess Severe
  • BackacheLess Severe
  • Easily Angered or AnnoyedLess Severe
  • Feeling WeakLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Flu-Like SymptomsLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinLess Severe
  • NervousLess Severe

Rare side effects of valproic acid:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Abnormal Movements of Face Muscles and TongueSevere
  • Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
  • Acute Liver FailureSevere
  • Broken BoneSevere
  • Decrease in the Ability of Platelet Cells to ClotSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Having Thoughts of SuicideSevere
  • Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
  • High Amount of Ammonium in the BloodSevere
  • Low Body TemperatureSevere
  • OsteoporosisSevere
  • Problem BehaviorSevere
  • Puffy Face from Water RetentionSevere
  • Seeing SpotsSevere
  • Swollen Lymph NodesSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Liver ProblemsSevere
  • Decreased Calcification or Density of BoneLess Severe
  • Muscle WeaknessLess Severe
  • Over ExcitementLess Severe
  • Panic DisorderLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe

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