Side Effects of Delayed Release Valproic Acid

Common Side Effects

Most of what is known about possible delayed release valproic acid side effects is based on clinical trials of Depakote® (divalproex sodium), a very similar medication. Depakote is changed in the body into the same medication as delayed release valproic acid. In fact, the side effect information in the prescribing information for delayed release valproic acid comes directly from studies of Depakote.
 
Based on this information, the most common side effects of delayed release valproic acid include:
 
  • Shakiness (tremor) -- in up to 57 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 48 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 31 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 30 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 27 percent
  • Weakness -- up to 27 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 25 percent.
     
Other common side effects, occurring in 5 to 24 percent of people, included:
 
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