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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 14 Sep 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Sodium valproate is used in the:

• treatment of all forms of epilepsy.

• treatment of manic episode in bipolar disorder when lithium is contraindicated or not tolerated. The continuation of treatment after manic episode could be considered in patients who have responded to sodium valproate for acute mania.

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