Valproic Acid Delayed Release Info
Delayed release valproic acid (Stavzor™) is approved to treat epilepsy, migraine headaches, and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. This product comes in comes in soft gel capsule form and is available in three different strengths. The capsules are specially designed to prevent the medication from dissolving too early in the digestive tract, which helps prevent irritation to the stomach and esophagus.
Prior to beginning treatment with delayed release valproic acid, information on the drug's precautions and warnings should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. This includes knowing the side effects to watch out for, such as nausea, drowsiness, and vomiting, and how to properly store this product.
(For more info, including whether this medicine is available in generic form and factors that affect your dose, click Delayed Release Valproic Acid.)