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Who Should Not Take Valproic Acid?

You should not take valproic acid if you:
  • Are allergic to valproic acid sodium, Depakene, or any inactive components used to make valproic acid. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have liver disease.
  • Have a urea cycle disorder.

Final Thoughts on Precautions and Warnings With Valproic Acid

There are a number of situations in which valproic acid should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with valproic acid that may apply to you.
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