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Essential medicine status
ATC codes: N03AG01
EMLc
Indication
Epilepsy or seizures ICD11 code: 8A6Z
INN
Valproic acid
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Oral > Liquid: 200 mg per 5 mL (sodium valproate)
Oral > Solid: 200 mg (sodium valproate) enteric-coated tablet ; 500 mg (sodium valproate) enteric-coated tablet ; 100 mg (sodium valproate) crushable tablet
EML status history
First added in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 1987 (TRS 770)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 946)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of valproic acid oral liquid, crushable and enteric-coated tablets on the EMLc as an antiepileptic medicine for children.