Trade name: Depakote.
Main ingredient: sodium valproate.
Product: in the form of tablets or capsules, including prolonged action.
The active ingredient of this medication increases gamma-aminobutyric acid concentration in the brain postsynaptic receptors. It blocks potassium ion channels in the neurons cell membranes, which eliminates the undesired production of glutamic acid — an aliphatic amino acid — the key substance of epileptic seizures nature.
Drug does not have any serious hypnotic and sedative effects, and does not cause any respiratory center problems. It does not significantly increase blood pressure, heart rate, kidney function and temperature of the body.
Medical use Depakote
Focal or seizure epilepsy treatment, including the following types of seizures:
- common and complex absence seizures;
- simple and complex seizures;
- secondary generalized seizures.