Valproic acid, or valproate, is an fatty acid derivative and anticonvulsant originally synthesized in 1881 by Beverly S. Burton.[A178051] It enjoyed use as a popular organic solvent in industry and pharmaceutical manufacturing for nearly a century. In 1963, a serendipitous discovery was made by George Carraz during his investigations into the anticonvulsant effects of khelline when he found that all of his samples, dissolved in valproic acid, exerted a similar degree of anticonvulsive activity. It first received approval on February 28, 1978 from the FDA under the trade name Depakene.[L6190] Since then, it has been investigated for neuroprotective, anti-manic, and anti-migraine effects. It is currently a compound of interest in the field of oncology for its anti-proliferative effects and is the subject of many clinical trials in a variety of cancer types.
PHL-valproic Acid E.C.
Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release
Ratio-valproic 50mg/ml Syrup
Divalproex Sodium Extended Release
Dom-valproic Acid E.C.
Depakene Cap 500mg
Divalproex Sodium Dr
Divalproex Sodium Delayed-Release
Divalproex Sodium Extended-release
Divalproex Sodium ER
Ratio-valproic - Ecc 500mg
Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release
Divalproex Sodium DR
PMS-valproic Acid E.C.
Divalproex Sodium Delayed Release (Sprinkle)
Divalproex Sodium Delayed-release
Divalproex SodiumDelayed-Release Delayed-Release
**Indicated** for:[Label] 1) Use as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy in the management of complex partial seizures and simple or complex absence seizures. 2) Adjunctive therapy in the management of multiple seizure types that include absence seizures. 3) Prophylaxis of migraine headaches. 4) Acute management of mania associated with bipolar disorder. **Off-label** uses include: 1) Maintenance therapy for bipolar disorder.[A177919] 2) Treatment for acute bipolar depression.[A177928,A177931,A177934] 3) Emergency treatment of status epilepticus.[A177955]
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