Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Drinking fluids can help remove bacteria from your body when you urinate. Urinate frequently. . . . Empty the bladder after intercourse. . . . Wipe carefully. . . . Avoid using feminine products in the genital area.
Valproic acid comes as a capsule, an extended-release (long-acting) tablet, a delayed-release ( releases the medication in the intestine to prevent damage to the stomach) tablet, a sprinkle capsule (capsule that contains small beads of medication that can be sprinkled on food), and a syrup (liquid) to take by mouth. The syrup, capsules, delayed-release tablets, and sprinkle capsules are usually taken two or more times daily. The extended-release tablets are usually taken once a day. Take valproic acid at around the same time(s) every day. Take valproic acid with food to help prevent the medication from upsetting your stomach. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take valproic acid exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.