Use only in exceptional circumstances when other formulations are unsuitable.
Note: capsules may be opened and contents mixed with water for administration in swallowing difficulties/feeding tubes (off label).
Valproic acid (Convulex®) (capsules)
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Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.
Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.
Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.
Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.
Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.
Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.
For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital
pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.