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Brand name: Epilim Syrup

Epilim Syrup is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) valproate. On this page you will find out more about Epilim Syrup, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: valproate

Information for medicine and pack size:
Epilim Syrup 200 mg/5 mL oral liquid solution, 300 mL

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear cherry-red slightly viscous syrup
Dosage Form Oral Liquid
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
300mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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