In epilepsy, the normal behavior of brain neurons is disturbed. The drug valproic acid appears to help the brain replenish a key chemical, preventing seizures.
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November 6, 2013 Valproic acid has been a mainstay of epilepsy treatment for decades. But how the drug works has been a mystery. Researchers have now figured out the drug boosts a particular chemical in the brain. The finding may help scientists develop better treatments someday.
October 19, 2011 The same day that Abbott Labs announced it's splitting in two, the company disclosed it's also putting aside a big pile of cash to cover a settlement of allegedly illegal marketing of the seizure drug Depakote.
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