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Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) Summary

Description: A fatty acid with anticonvulsant properties used in the treatment of epilepsy. The mechanisms of its therapeutic actions are not well understood. It may act by increasing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in the brain or by altering the properties of voltage dependent sodium channels.

Also Known As: Valproate, Semisodium; Sodium, Valproate; Depakote; Valproate; Depakene; Divalproex; Divalproex Sodium; 2-Propylpentanoic Acid; Calcium Valproate; Convulsofin; Depakine; Ergenyl; Magnesium Valproate; Propylisopropylacetic Acid; Semisodium Valproate; Valproate Sodium; Valproic Acid, Sodium Salt (2:1); Vupral; 2 Propylpentanoic Acid; Acetate, Dipropyl; Acid, Propylisopropylacetic; Acid, Valproic; Sodium, Divalproex; Valproate, Calcium; Valproate, Magnesium; Valproate, Sodium; Dipropyl Acetate; Sodium Valproate; Pentanoic acid, 2-propyl-

Networked: 6601 relevant articles (790 outcomes, 1134 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Valproic Acid is Relevant

  1. Bipolar Disorder (Mania) : 196 outcomes 219 studies in 879 results
  2. Seizures (Seizure) : 196 outcomes 165 studies in 1384 results
  3. Epilepsy (Aura) : 76 outcomes 198 studies in 1254 results
  4. Migraine Disorders (Migraine) : 55 outcomes 60 studies in 275 results
  5. Status Epilepticus (Complex Partial Status Epilepticus) : 24 outcomes 18 studies in 150 results
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Drugs Related to Valproic Acid

  1. Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  2. Lithium
  3. lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  4. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs)
  5. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium)
  6. Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  7. Phenobarbital (Luminal)
  8. topiramate (Topamax)
  9. olanzapine (Zyprexa)
  10. Clonazepam (Rivotril)
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Therapies Related to Valproic Acid

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  3. Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  4. Relaxation Therapy
  5. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback)
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