How do food and other drugs affect Stavzor (valproic acid)?

Stavzor (valproic acid) may make you especially drowsy when taken with alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives, allergy medications, tranquilizers, some pain medications and narcotics, sleeping pills, some anesthetics, cold medicine, muscle relaxants, other seizure medications, and antidepressants. Stavzor may affect other drugs, including topiramate, tolbutamide, warfarin and other blood thinners, aspirin, acetaminophen, zidovudine, clozapine, diazepam, meropenem, rifampin, and ethosuximide. Talk to your doctor before combining Stavzor with these medications.

Before taking Stavzor, tell your doctor about all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

What is gabapentin?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Gabapentin (Gralise, Horizant, Neurontin) is a drug that was developed to treat epilepsy. It is also...
More Answers
How effective are anticonvulsants for treating migraines?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Valproic acid and topiramate have been considered the top choices among anticonvulsants for reducing...
More Answers
What should I know before taking an anticonvulsant for migraines?
David C. Fiore, MDDavid C. Fiore, MD
Before starting an anticonvulsant for migraines, it is important to discuss the pros and cons with y...
More Answers
What are side effects of using anticonvulsants for bipolar?
Mark Moronell, MDMark Moronell, MD
The main side effects with anti-convulsants such as Depakote and Lamictal that are prescribed for bi...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.