Drug interactions between Valproate Sodium and valproic acid
|Valproate Sodium (valproic acid)|
Interactions between your drugs
- Valproate Sodium is used to treat Epilepsy.
- Valproic acid is a member of the drug class fatty acid derivative anticonvulsants.
- Valproic acid is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
valproic acid food
Applies to: Valproate Sodium (valproic acid), valproic acid
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of valproic acid such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with valproic acid. Do not use more than the recommended dose of valproic acid, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Valproate anticonvulsant agents
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'valproate anticonvulsant agents' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'valproate anticonvulsant agents' category:
- valproic acid (active ingredient in Valproate Sodium (valproic acid))
- valproic acid
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.