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VALPROATE: safe prescribing and dispensing to girls of any age and women of child bearing potential

Last Updated: 27 March 2019

Body System: Nervous system

Safety
  • Licensed use of valproate medicines in girls and women of childbearing potential requires a Pregnancy Prevention Programme to be in place.
  • Valproate treatment must be started and supervised by an experienced specialist.
  • Fulfilment of the conditions of the Pregnancy Prevention Programme must be checked at each point of prescribing and dispensing.