Valproic Acid Drug Information
If you have epilepsy, your healthcare provider may recommend a medication called valproic acid (Depakene®) to keep your seizures under control. In particular, this product is designed to control the following types of seizures:
- Complex partial seizures
- Simple or complex absence seizures.
Valproic acid comes in the form of capsules and an oral syrup. It is usually taken one to three times a day.
Prior to beginning treatment with valproic acid, inform your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This medicine is not right for everyone, and your healthcare provider will need this information to make sure that this is the right seizure medication for you.
(Click Valproic Acid for more information about this drug, including details on who makes it, what to expect during treatment, and what to do if you miss a dose.)