Side Effects of Delayed Release Valproic Acid

Common side effects of delayed release valproic acid may include drowsiness, tremor, dizziness, and nausea. While most side effects of the drug are mild, some may require immediate medical attention. Delayed release valproic acid side effects that, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider right away include severe abdominal pain, jaundice, and unexplained bruising.

An Introduction to Delayed Release Valproic Acid Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with delayed release valproic acid (Stavzor™). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with delayed release valproic acid. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of delayed release valproic acid side effects with you.)
 

Serious Side Effects Seen With Delayed Release Valproic Acid

Some side effects of delayed release valproic acid, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 

 

    • Severe abdominal pain (stomach pain)
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Loss of appetite

 

  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors 
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Worsening of seizures
  • Unexplained bruising or bleeding
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
     
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Valproic Acid Delayed Release Info

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