What are possible side effects of Stavzor (valproic acid)?

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any possible signs of an allergic reaction to Stavzor (valproic acid), including chest tightness, trouble breathing, rash, itching, facial swelling, hives, and swelling in the mouth or throat.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe side effects of Stavzor, including vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, fever, dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes, behavior changes, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hyperactivity.

Talk to your doctor about any other less severe side effects you may experience including unusual fatigue, feeling faint, weakness, confusion, easy bruising or bleeding, fever, swollen glands, flu-like symptoms, bloody urine, urinating less than usual, unsteadiness, double vision and other eye problems, sleepiness, stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, change in sense of taste, hair loss, weight changes, menstrual changes, breast enlargement, and trembling.

Stavzor may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so use sunscreen and protective clothing outside. 

Pregnant women should take Stavzor only if other treatments aren't effective or can't be tolerated. Stavzor may cause major birth defects or lower IQ in the child. 

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