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Valproate, safe prescribing and dispensing to women and girls of child bearing potential

Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Body System: Nervous system

Safety

Valproate treatment must be started and supervised by a specialist. Do not prescribe valproate medicines for women and girls of childbearing potential unless other treatments are ineffective, not tolerated, or a specialist has otherwise indicated there is a clinical need. Rationale for prescribing, patient or carer understanding, and consent must be clearly documented.