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Valproic Acid

A fatty acid with anticonvulsant and anti-manic properties that is used in the treatment of EPILEPSY and BIPOLAR DISORDER. The mechanisms of its therapeutic actions are not well understood. It may act by increasing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in the brain or by altering the properties of VOLTAGE-GATED SODIUM CHANNELS.

Year introduced: 1991

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Tree Number(s): D02.241.081.944.509.900, D10.251.400.895.593.900

MeSH Unique ID: D014635

Registry Number: 614OI1Z5WI

Entry Terms:

  • 2-Propylpentanoic Acid
  • 2 Propylpentanoic Acid
  • Divalproex
  • Depakene
  • Convulsofin
  • Depakote
  • Dipropyl Acetate
  • Divalproex Sodium
  • Semisodium Valproate
  • Vupral
  • Valproic Acid, Sodium Salt (2:1)
  • Propylisopropylacetic Acid
  • Ergenyl
  • Magnesium Valproate
  • Valproate
  • Valproate Sodium
  • Sodium Valproate
  • Calcium Valproate
  • Valproate Calcium
  • Depakine

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