News tagged with valproic acid

National trial to assess drugs for severe seizures

Questions remain regarding how best to treat patients experiencing prolonged, dangerous seizures. Although emergency medical teams around the country use a variety of approaches, more research is needed to give patients the ...

Nov 17, 2016
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Drug activates virus against cancer

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have discovered that a drug called valproic acid increases the effectiveness of parvoviruses that are used against cancer. In some cases, pancreatic and cervical tumors that ...

Oct 15, 2013
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FDA warns pregnant women about migraine drugs

(HealthDay)—Pregnant women who struggle with migraine headaches should never use medicines containing the ingredient valproate because they can lower the IQ scores of their children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

May 06, 2013
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