Why this test?
This test is intended to determine the individual dose of drugs based on valproic acid, as well as to control dosage in order to assess the level of toxicity and control the removal of drugs from the body.⠀
When is it prescribed?
This study is intended to determine the individual dose of the drug for the patient, as well as to control the dosage throughout the entire period of treatment. This significantly increases the efficiency and safety of therapy and allows you to achieve success in each specific case
Information about the test
Valproic acid is an anticonvulsant drug that is used to treat various types of epilepsy in adults and children, as well as mania associated with bipolar disorders and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.⠀
Valproic acid preparations are quickly and almost completely absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, reaching the maximum concentration in the blood after 1.5-4 hours. They are low-toxic, but during long-term treatment, side effects may occur: weight gain, nausea, ovarian cysts, tremors, dizziness, depression of consciousness, manifestations of pancreatitis and liver damage.⠀
A significant overdose of the drug can cause coma and breathing disorders