Valproic Acid comes as a capsule, an extended-release (long-acting) tablet, a delayed-release (slow to activate working) tablet, a baptize abridged (capsule that contains baby chaplet of medication that can be brindled on food), and a abstract (liquid) to yield by mouth. The syrup, capsules, delayed-release tablets, and baptize capsules are usually taken two or added times daily. The extended-release tablets are usually taken already a day. Yield Valproic Acid at about the aforementioned time(s) every day. Yield Valproic Acid with aliment to advice anticipate the medication from abashing your stomach. Follow the admonition on your decree characterization carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any allotment you do not understand. Yield Valproic Acid absolutely as directed. Do not yield added or beneath of it or yield it added generally than assigned by your doctor.
Swallow the approved capsules and extended-release tablets whole; do not split, chew, or drove them.
You can absorb the baptize capsules whole, or you can accessible the capsules and baptize the chaplet they accommodate on a teaspoonful of bendable food, such as applesauce or pudding. Absorb the admixture of aliment and medication chaplet appropriate afterwards you adapt it. Be accurate not to bite the beads. Do not abundance bare mixtures of aliment and medication.
Do not mix the abstract into any carbonated drink.
Your doctor may alpha you on a low dosage of Valproic Acid and gradually access your dose, not added generally than already a week.
Valproic Acid may advice to ascendancy your action but will not cure it. Continue to yield Valproic Acid even if you feel well. Do not stop demography Valproic Acid after talking to your doctor, even if you acquaintance ancillary furnishings such as abnormal changes in behavior or mood. If you al of a sudden stop demography valproic acid, you may acquaintance a severe, abiding and possibly life-threatening seizure. Your doctor will apparently abatement your dosage gradually.