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Brand name: Epilim IV TM

Active ingredients: valproate

What it is used for

Epilim IV is used for the treatment of patients with epilepsy or mania, who would normally be maintained on oral sodium valproate, and for whom oral therapy is temporarily not possible.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, powder for

Colourless glass vial containing lyophilised powder (intact or fragmented, practically white and odourless)

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Part 2: Injection

Colourless ampoule, with clear liquid.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

  • 1 vial pack

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is Not Scheduled.

  • 1 ampoule pack

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.

Download leaflet

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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