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Generic: valproic acid
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It is used to treat certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blurred or double vision or uncontrollable eye movements
  • changes in the frequency or severity of seizures
  • nausea and vomiting
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • stomach pain or cramps
  • trembling of hands or arms
  • unusual bleeding or bruising or pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • unusual swelling of the arms or legs
  • unusually weak or tired
  • worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying
  • yellowing of skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in menstrual cycle
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • headache
  • loss of bladder control
  • loss of hair or unusual growth of hair
  • loss or increase in appetite
  • weight gain or loss

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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