Valporic Acid

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If you have epilepsy, your healthcare provider may prescribe valproic acid (Depakene®), a prescription medicine that can be used to treat complex partial seizures and simple or complex absence seizures. The medication works by increasing the level of a certain chemical in the brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). The product comes in oral syrup or capsule form and is typically taken one to three times a day.
 
Side effects of valproic acid may include weight gain, blurred vision, nervousness, and uncontrollable eye movements. This medicine may not be the best choice for everyone; before starting treatment, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have liver disease, a blood disorder, a urea cycle disorder, or any allergies.
 
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