Why do I need this medicine?
Valproic Acid is used on its own or together with other medicines to treat epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures).
Valproic acid may also be used to treat mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, to prevent migraine headaches and other conditions as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Valproic Acid exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Take Valproic Acid with or after meals to lessen gastric irritation. Try to take it at the same time each day.
If you have been given the “Chrono” tablet, controlled-release tablet or enteric-coated (EC) tablet, swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not chew or crush these tablets.