The main result so far in the ongoing research involves examining valproic acid.
What does VPA stand for?
VPA stands for Valproic Acid (anticonvulsant drug)
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Sold under brand names that include Depakene, Depakote and Stavzor, valproic acid is used to smooth out the mood swings of people with manic-depressive disorder and related conditions.
More important, the MINC assay--but not an assay using other neural precursor cells--detected the antiepileptic drug valproic acid in the low micromolar range.
Previous studies have shown a link between the condition and the medicines valproic acid and carbamazepine, used to treat epilepsy and mental health problems, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The high risk of neural tube defects and other major malformations in babies exposed during the first trimester to valproate sodium and the related products, valproic acid and divalproex sodium, is the focus of an FDA notice.
Developmental products in psychiatry consist of Stavzor (delayed release valproic acid softgel), Lithium QD (once-daily lithium carbonate), and Stavzor ER (extended release valproic acid softgel).
To the Editor: Long-term use of valproic acid (VPA) leads to multiple organ damage, including tubulointerstitial nephritis.