Valproic acid and derivatives

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Your child needs to be given medicine called valproic acid (say: val-PROE-ik-AS-id) or a medicine derived from valproic acid such as divalproex (say: DYE-val-proe-ex). This information sheet explains what valproic acid and divalproex do and how to give them to your child. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about valproic acid and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about valproic acid, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: September 6th 2013