sodium valproate

sodium valproate n the sodium salt C8H15NaO2 of valproic acid used as an anticonvulsant called also valproate sodium

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an anticonvulsant drug used to treat all types of epilepsy. It is administered by mouth; side-effects may include digestive upsets, drowsiness, muscle incoordination, and impaired liver function. It should be used with caution in pregnant women because of a risk of abnormalities developing in the fetus. Trade name: Epilim.

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