Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Depakene
  2. Depakote
  3. Depakote DR
  4. Depakote ER
  5. Depakote Sprinkles
  6. Stavzor

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Alti-Valproic


Valproic acid is used to treat certain types of seizures (epilepsy). This medicine is an anticonvulsant that works in the brain tissue to stop seizures.

Valproic acid is also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), and helps prevent migraine headaches.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule, Delayed Release
  • Syrup
  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Tablet, Enteric Coated
  • Tablet, Delayed Release