Valproate Side Effects

๐Ÿ’Š Valproic acid is used in seizures, bipolar disorder, and migraine prophylaxis. It works by increasing the availability of gamma (y)-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter. โ  โ  ๐Ÿ–‡๏ธ Divalproex sodium is a compound of sodium valproate and valproic acid. Divalproex dissociates to valproate in the GI tract. โ  โ  ๐Ÿ–‡๏ธ Use special caution with the combination of valproic acid and lamotrigine due to the risk of serious rash called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. โ 

Valproate Side Effects