Delayed Release Valproic Acid
Some general considerations include the following:
- Delayed release valproic acid comes in soft gel capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth, and it is taken one, two, or three times a day.
- You can take delayed release valproic acid with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Be sure to swallow the capsules whole. Do not dissolve, crush, or chew the capsules.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of delayed release valproic acid that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Your weight
- Other medications you may be taking
- Any other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Delayed Release Valproic Acid Dosage for more information.)
Delayed release valproic acid can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Delayed Release Valproic Acid).
An overdose may cause symptoms that include (but are not limited to):
- Heart block (a problem with the electrical system of the heart)
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on delayed release valproic acid, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Stavzor Overdose for more information.)