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What should I tell my doctor before I take valproic acid?

Before taking valproic acid, tell your doctor if you have a health condition, including:

• a blood disease
• brain damage or a brain disease
• kidney disease
• liver disease
• low blood proteins
• urea cycle disorder

Also let your doctor know if you have ever thought about killing yourself or tried to kill yourself. Talk with your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or if you are breastfeeding a baby.

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