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Sodium Valproate


Unlicensed as a mood stabiliser
The colour classification was determined as part of the collaborative work between LCFT and medicines Management leads. Local pathways and patient safety were taken into consideration.
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Nice TA:

Commissioning responsibility:


PbR excluded:


BNF chapter:
Central nervous system


LSCMMG is adopting the local decision made prior to April 2013
Update March 2016 — there is a risk of abnormal pregnancy outcomes following maternal use. See DoH Drug Safety Alert (in supporting documents) for more information.


LSCMMG Recommendation:

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Reason for decision:

Suitable for GP prescribing following recommendation/initiation by specialist

Supporting documents:

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

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Last Updated: 01 - May - 2013