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What is valproic acid?

Valproic acid is the generic name for a medicine used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat seizures, such as those in people with epilepsy. It is also used to treat certain psychiatric conditions (such as bipolar disorder) and other conditions, including migraine headaches. Brand names for this medicine include Depakene and Depakote.

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