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What is Valproate, valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote)?

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This drug is prescribed to treat epilepsy. Valproate is a form of valproic acid. It’s used to treat partial, absence, and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Common side effects include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, tremor, hair loss, weight gain, depression in adults, irritability in children, and lowered attention. Over time, the drug can cause bone thinning and irregular menstrual periods. More rare and dangerous effects include hearing loss, liver damage, and pancreas problems.

From: Epilepsy Drugs to Treat Seizures WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/15/2018

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Epilepsy Foundation.

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Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

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Epilepsy Foundation.

News release, FDA.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

News release, UCB Inc.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 15, 2018

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