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Sodium Valproate

  • Anticonvulsant, treats acute mania, prophylaxis in bipolar affective disorder.


  • Highest risk of birth defects of any of the commonly used antiepilepsy drugs.


  • Side effects:

- Tiredness

- Tremor

- Sedation

- Gastrointestinal disturbances and reversible hair loss


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Last updated March 2020

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