valproic acid

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val·pro·ic acid

 (văl-prō′ĭk)
n.
An anticonvulsive drug, C8H15NaO2, given orally and by injection to treat epilepsy.

valproic acid

(vælˈprəʊɪk)
n
1. (Pharmacology) a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C7H15COOH
2. (Chemistry) a synthetic crystalline compound, used as an anticonvulsive to treat seizure disorders. Formula C7H15COOH
[C20: from val(erian) + pro(pyl) + -ic]
valˈproate n
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Noun1.valproic acid - anticonvulsant (trade name Depokene) used to prevent some kinds of seizures
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
Translations

valproic acid, valproate sodium

(USAN), valproate n ácido valproico, valproato sódico or de sodio, valproato
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Sold under brand names that include Depakene, Depakote and Stavzor, valproic acid is used to smooth out the mood swings of people with manic-depressive disorder and related conditions.
17 June 2011 - Japanese Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd (TYO: 4151) said yesterday that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved additional indication, dosage and administration of Depakene (sodium valproate) for suppressing the onset of migraine attacks.
Valproic acid, marketed as Depakene and as Stavzor, was approved in 1978 for treating epilepsy.
The meta-analysis, presented during a poster session, was funded by Abbott Laboratories, which manufactures different types of valproate (Depakote, Depakene, and Depacon).
The metaanalysis, presented during a poster session, was funded by Abbott Laboratories, which manufactures different types of valproate (Depakote, Depakene, and Depacon).
s Prozac liquid oral suspension; and valproic acid syrup, a generic version of Abbott Laboratories' Depakene syrup.
Valproic acid/ Simple and complex Depakene [R] absence seizures, complex partial seizures, tonic-clonic seizures, and multiple seizures in combination (21).
Phenobarbital, Dilantin, Tegretol, Depakene, various benzodiazepines and other medications have all been used in the armamentarium against seizures.
When comparing Depakote (tablets) to Depakene (syrup), which of the following is false?
As regards products, despite a decline in sales of Durotep, an analgesic for persistent cancer pain due to the ending of a joint sales contract, strong sales were maintained by Allelock, an antiallergic agent, Depakene, an anti-epileptic agent, and Patanol, an antiallergic ophthalmic solution, while sales of Coversyl, an ACE inhibitor for treatment of hypertension, that commenced in April, 2008, also performed well and contributed to growth in sales.
Marketed as Depakene and as Stavzor, valproic acid was approved in 1978 for treating epilepsy.