Save big on your family healthcare expenses. Become a myUpchar plus member only at Rs. 99 -

Valproic Acid

Valproic Acid Information

Valproic Acid Benefits & Uses

Valproic Acid is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. मिर्गी
  3. मिर्गी
  4. Seizures

Valproic Acid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Log in to view medicine dosage

Ingredients of Valproic Acid

Valproic Acid

Valproic Acid Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Valproic Acid is used -

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Weight gain
  5. Tremor
  6. Dizziness Severe
  7. Back Pain Mild
  8. Rash
  9. Flatulence Mild
  10. Dry Mouth Mild
  11. Constipation Moderate
  12. Peripheral Edema
  13. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)

Valproic Acid Related Warnings

Is the use of Valproic Acid safe for pregnant women?

Valproic Acid has many dangerous side effects on pregnant women, so do not consume it without medical advice.


Is the use of Valproic Acid safe during breastfeeding?

Valproic Acid may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women. Harmful effects, if any, go away on their own.


What is the effect of Valproic Acid on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Valproic Acid rarely affect the kidney.


What is the effect of Valproic Acid on the Liver?

Valproic Acid may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Valproic Acid on the Heart?

Valproic Acid is completely safe for heart.


Severe Interaction of Valproic Acid with Other Drugs

Valproic Acid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Valproic Acid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Valproic Acid unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Bleeding
  2. Depression
  3. Suicidal Tendency
  4. Pancreatitis

Frequently asked Questions about Valproic Acid

Is this Valproic Acid habit forming or addictive?

No, Valproic Acid is not habit forming.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Valproic Acid.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Valproic Acid only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, taking Valproic Acid can treat mental disorders.


Valproic Acid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Valproic Acid

You can take Valproic Acid with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Valproic Acid

Taking Valproic Acid with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
View Doctor Profile
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
View Doctor Profile

Do you or someone in your family take Valproic Acid? Please do a survey and help others


  1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1243-1245
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 417-418
  3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Stavzor (valproic acid)
  4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Depakene (valproic acid)