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Sodium valproate (INN) or valproate sodium (USAN) is the sodium salt of valproic acid and is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as other psychiatric conditions requiring the administration of a mood stabilizer. The intravenous formulations are used when oral administration is not possible.
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In much of Europe, Depakine and Depakine Chrono are equivalent to Epilim and Epilim Chrono above.
Categories: Anticonvulsants | Mood stabilizers | Teratogens
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