# Antimanic Agents

Divalproex

A stable coordination compound comprised of sodium valproate and valproic acid with anticonvulsant and antiepileptic activities. Divalproex dissociates to the valproate ion in the gastrointestinal tract. This agent binds to and inhibits gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)...
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Valproic Acid

Can I take Valproic Acid while breastfeeding? Because of the low levels of valproic acid in breastmilk and infant serum, no definite adverse reactions to valproic acid during breastfeeding have been reported. Theoretically, breastfed infants are at risk for valproic...
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Carbamazepine

Also known as CBZ, Carbamazepen, Carbamazepin, Carbamazepina, Carbamazepinum, Carbamazépine, Epitol, Tegretol A tricyclic compound chemically related to tricyclic antidepressants (TCA) with anticonvulsant and analgesic properties. Carbamazepine exerts its...
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Lamotrigine

Also known as Lamictal, Lamotrigina, Lamotriginum A synthetic phenyltriazine with antiepileptic and analgesic properties. Lamotrigine enhances the action of gamma-aminobutyric acid, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which may result in a reduction of pain-related...
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Gabapentin

Also known as 1-(aminomethyl)cyclohexaneacetic Acid, Gabapentin GR, Gabapentina, Gabapentine, Gabapentino, Gabapentinum, Gabapetin, Gralise, Neurontin A synthetic analogue of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid with anticonvulsant activity. Although its exact...
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