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Can I drink alcohol while taking valproic acid?

Taking valproic acid may cause feelings of sleepiness or drowsiness. You should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while taking valproic acid because alcohol can make these side effects worse. You should also be careful to not drive a car or do anything that requires you to be alert until you know how your body will react to this medicine.

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