Valproic Acid (Valproate), Serum
- Reporting Time:
- 3 Days
- Specimen Type:
- Home Collection:
- No special preparation required
Helps to determine the valproic acid levels in blood and to maintain valproic acid levels at normal (therapeutic) level.
To monitor the valproic acid levels.
1. How long must a person take valproic acid?
Valproic acid is usually taken every day (sometimes several times a day) for an entire life time. However if seizures are caused by a temporary condition, then valproic acid is needed only for a short period of time.
2. What are the forms of valproic acid?
Valproic acid is available as tablets, slow release tablet, liquid, or powder sprinkled on food.
3. What are the side effects of valproic acid?
Allergic reactions, severe skin reactions, confusion, tiredness, nausea & vomiting, bleeding from nose, mouth, or gums, red pinpoint spots under the skin, severe drowsiness, seizures, etc.