About sodium valproate
|Type of medicine||Antiepileptic|
|Also called||Convulex® (as valproic acid)
Epilim®, Epilim Chrono®, Epilim Chronosphere®, Epilim® EC
|Available as||Tablets, and oral liquid
Modified-release tablets, capsules, and granules
Sodium valproate works by stabilising electrical activity in the brain, and so reducing fits.
There is also a medicine with a similar name which is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. There is a separate information leaflet called ‘Semisodium valproate for bipolar disorder’ which explains about this.