Valproic acid and sodium valproate for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults.

@article{Gill2011ValproicAA,
  title={Valproic acid and sodium valproate for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults.},
  author={Dipender Gill and Sheena Derry and Phillip J Wiffen and R Andrew Moore},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={10},
  pages={CD009183}
}
BACKGROUND Valproic acid and its sodium salt (sodium valproate) are antiepileptic drugs that are sometimes used to treat chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia, although they are not licensed for this use. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of valproic acid and sodium valproate in the management of chronic neuropathic… CONTINUE READING