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A 21-year-old male asked:

When is the best time to take valproate blood test to be most accurate level? i take 750mg twice a day (at 12h intervals) depakote er. thanks

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Trough level: Depakote ER is usually taken once a day because it is an extended-release formulation. Timing of the blood draw does matter. Speak to your prescribing physician regarding your dosing and blood work. Here is a relevant article with more specific information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16778728
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