Is Valproic Acid Used for Children?
is approved for the treatment of complex partial seizures
in children ages 10 and older. It is also approved to treat absence seizures
in children, although an exact age range is not given. The medication should be avoided, if possible, in children younger than two years of age, due to the risk of liver damage.
Is Valproic Acid Used for Off-Label Reasons?
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend valproic acid for something other than epilepsy
. At this time, off-label
valproic acid uses can include the treatment of: