Brand name: Sodium Valproate (Sandoz) TM
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Active ingredients: valproate
What it is used for
Epilepsy: Primary generalised epilepsy (petit mal absences, various forms of myoclonic epilepsy and tonic-clonic grand mal seizures). Partial (focal) epilepsy 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
- Store in a Dry Place
- Shelf lifetime is 3 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.
Circular biconvex tablet with a lilac matt finish
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2023. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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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