CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · International Journal of Epilepsy 2016; 03(01): 028-032
DOI: 10.1016/S2213-6320(16)30023-9
Valproic Acid
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Valproic Acid: A Summary of Indian Epilepsy Society-Consensus Document

Man Mohan Mehndiratta
a   Janakpuri Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
Sanjeev V. Thomas
b   Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Neeraj N. Baheti
c   Central India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur 440010, Maharashtra
Atma Ram Bansal
d   Medanta—The Medicity Gurgaon, Haryana
Sanjeev Bhoi
e   Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow
Deepanshu Dubey
e   Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow
Sheffali Gulati
f   All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Satish Jain
g   Director, Indian Epilepsy Centre, New Delhi
Sita Jayalakshmi
h   Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana
Jayantee Kalita
e   Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow
Parampreet S. Kharbanda
i   Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
Chanda Kulkarni
j   SAKRA World Hospital, Bangalore, India
Bindu Menon
k   Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Nellore
Usha Kant Misra
e   Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow
P. Satishchandra
l   National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, Karnataka
Vinod S. Saxena
m   Life Trustee Indian Epilepsy Association – 18th International Epilepsy Congress Trust, Delhi
Suvasini Sharma
n   Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi
Gagandeep Singh
o   Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana
Sanjib Sinha
p   NIMHANS, Banglore
Manjari Tripathi
f   All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Sudhindra Vooturi
q   Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad - 03, Telangana, India
Nandan Yardi
r   BJ Medical College (MUHS), Pune
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Publication History

Publication Date:
06 May 2018 (online)


Valproic acid (VPA) is a well established anticonvulsant drug for the last 40 years and is now a part of more than 130 national health care programmes. Since 1988, it has regularly featured as an anticonvulsant in the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines [[1]]. The current NICE Guidelines recommend Valproic Acid as the first-line of treatment for Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies (IGEs) in children, young people and adults but should be used with caution in pregnant women. [[2]]

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