Valproic Acid/Salicylates Interactions
This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not properly process valproic acid.
What might happen:
Your blood levels of valproic acid may increase and cause toxic effects.
What you should do about this interaction:
If you experience loss of coordination, drowsiness, tremor, or uncontrolled movements of your eyes, contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist). Your doctor may want to measure the amount of valproic acid in your blood and may adjust the dose.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this drug interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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