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Active ingredients: valproate
What it is used for
Epilepsy: Primary generalised epilepsy (petit mal absences, various forms of myoclonic epilepsies and tonic-clonic grand mal seizures). Partial (focal) epilepsies, either alone or as adjuvant therapy. Mania: For the treatment of mania where other therapy has proved inadequate or is inappropriate.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
10mm normal convex violet enteric coated tablet.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient valproate
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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Epilepsy - myDr.com.au
Epilepsy is a condition in which the electrical and chemical activity of the brain loses its usual co-ordination for short periods of time, resulting in seizures (also called fits or convulsions).
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