valproic acid

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val·pro·ic acid

An anticonvulsive drug, C8H15NaO2, given orally and by injection to treat epilepsy.

valproic acid

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)

valproic acid, valproate sodium

(USAN), valproate n ácido valproico, valproato sódico or de sodio, valproato
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Valproate sodium and related drugs should never be used to prevent migraines in pregnant women, according to a Food and Drug Administration warning.
The guidelines covered available research on migraine prevention and found that, among prescription drugs, the seizure drugs divalproex sodium (Depakote), valproate sodium (Depacon) and topiramate (Topamax), as well as the beta blockers metoprolol, propranolol and timolol, are the most effective for migraine prevention.
The high risk of neural tube defects and other major malformations in babies exposed to valproate sodium and the related products, valproic acid and divalproex sodium, during the first trimester is the focus of a Food and Drug Administration notice to health care professionals.