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Valproic Acid | CAS No 99-66-1 | Active Pharma Ingredient (API)

Valproic acid is an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) with the CAS No. 99-66-1. It is a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and migraine headaches. Valproic acid works by increasing the levels of a neurotransmitter called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain, which helps to reduce seizure activity and stabilize mood.

Valproic acid is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water and has a melting point of around 124-125°C. It is classified as a fatty acid and is also known by its chemical name 2-propylpentanoic acid.

Valproic acid is available in several forms, including capsules, tablets, and syrup, and is usually taken orally. The dosage and duration of treatment depend on the individual’s condition and medical history. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and consult a healthcare professional before taking this medication.

Valproic acid has some potential side effects, including nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, hair loss, weight gain, tremors, and liver damage. Therefore, it is important to monitor patients closely for any adverse effects and adjust the dosage as necessary.

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