J Korean Child Neurol Soc.  2005 May;13(1):69-73.

A Case of Valproic Acid Associated with Acute Pancreatitis

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Eulji University, Daejon, Korea. phojin71@eulji.ac.kr

Abstract

Valproic acid is a commonly prescribed medication approved for epilepsy, migraine and bipolar disorder. The common adverse effects associated with valproic acid include nausea, vomiting, tremor and weight gain. Less common but more serious adverse effects can occur. These include irreversible hepatotoxicity and pancreatitis. We report one case of pancreatitis, an uncommon disorder in children, in an 11-year-old boy treated with valproic acid for simple partial seizure.

Keyword

Acute pancreatitis; Valproic acid

MeSH Terms

Bipolar Disorder
Child
Epilepsy
Humans
Male
Migraine Disorders
Nausea
Pancreatitis*
Seizures
Tremor
Valproic Acid*
Vomiting
Weight Gain
Valproic Acid
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