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Valproic Acid

In the US, Valproic Acid (valproic acid systemic) is a member of the drug class fatty acid derivative anticonvulsants and is used to treat Bipolar Disorder, Cluster-Tic Syndrome, Epilepsy, Hyperekplexia, Mania, Migraine Prevention, Schizoaffective Disorder, Seizure Prevention and Seizures.

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Therapeutic Category

Antiepileptic agent

Chemical Name

Pentanoic acid, 2-propyl-

Foreign Names

  • Acidum Valproicum (Latin)
  • Valproinsäure (German)
  • Acide valproïque (French)
  • Acido valproico (Spanish)

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International Drug Name Search


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BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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