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Important Notice:

The Stavzor® (valproic acid delayed release capsules) Easy Save Pharmacy Card Program will expire on June 30, 2013. The savings offer will no longer be available or accepted after this date.

STAVZOR® (valproic acid delayed release capsules) is used:


Medication Guide


(valproic acid)
Delayed Release Capsules

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking STAVZOR and each time you get a refill. There may be new information.

This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about STAVZOR?

Do not stop taking STAVZOR without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Stopping STAVZOR suddenly can cause serious problems.

STAVZOR can cause serious side effects including:

1. Serious liver damage that can cause death, especially in children younger than 2 years old. The risk of getting this serious liver damage is more likely to happen within the first 6 months of treatment.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you get any of the following symptoms:

In some cases, liver damage may continue despite stopping the drug.

2. STAVZOR may harm your unborn baby.

3. Inflammation of your pancreas that can cause death.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms:

4. Like other antiepileptic drugs, STAVZOR may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.

Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

Call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Do not stop STAVZOR without first talking to a healthcare provider. Stopping STAVZOR suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping a seizure medicine suddenly in a patient who has epilepsy can cause seizures that do not stop (status epilepticus).

Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.

What is STAVZOR?

STAVZOR is a prescription medicine used:

Who should not take STAVZOR?

Do not take STAVZOR if you:

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking STAVZOR?

Before you take STAVZOR, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, and medicines that you take for a short period of time.

Taking STAVZOR with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take STAVZOR?

What should I avoid while taking STAVZOR?

What are the possible side effects of STAVZOR?

See "What is the most important information I should know about STAVZOR?".

STAVZOR may cause other serious side effects including:

Call your healthcare provider right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of STAVZOR include:

These are not all of the possible side effects of STAVZOR. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store STAVZOR?

Keep STAVZOR and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General Information about STAVZOR

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use STAVZOR for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give STAVZOR to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about STAVZOR. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about STAVZOR that is written for health professionals.

For more information, go to www. STAVZOR.com or call 1-800-455-8070

What are the ingredients in STAVZOR?

Active ingredient: valproic acid

Inactive ingredient: ammonium hydroxide, gelatin, glycerin, methacrylic acid copolymer, triethyl citrate, water, and FD&C Yellow No. 6 as the colorant

Manufactured for:

Noven Therapeutics, LLC
Miami, FL 33186

Manufactured by:
Banner Pharmacaps, Inc.
High Point, NC 27265

These are not all the side effects that may occur. You will find a complete list of side effects in the full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For medical inquiries specific to STAVZOR®, please call 1-800-455-8070