Posted by: Lifesigns | 2007/05/22

Folic Acid and Valproic Acid?

Good day,

I recently heard that folic acid could have some benefit for someone with epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy twelve years ago, I year later the cause was found and I received a VP Shunt. I have since been taking Convulex 1000mg daily.

Unfortunately I am not covered by a medic aid and as such have to settle for a state hospital. I have checked on the internet and it would seem most information supports a 5mg supplement of folic acid, but I was just wondering if it would interfere with my current medication.

I have tried asking someone at the state hospital but they had no clue...

Thank you,


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Dear Ligesigns
Will do no harm and could actually be good for you as Convulex depletes folic acid.

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