Valproic acid and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with valproic acid.
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Moderate Food Interaction
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.
Valproic acid drug interactions
There are 386 drug interactions with valproic acid.
Valproic acid disease interactions
There are 8 disease interactions with valproic acid which include:
- liver disease
- urea cycle disorders
- suicidal tendency
- thyroid function tests
- urine ketone test
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No interaction information available.|
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