Prediction of multiple-dose relative bioavailability outcome for an extended release valproic acid formulation

Introduction: Valproic acid (VPA) is a narrow therapeutic index drug widely prescribed for the treatment of epilepsy, psychiatric disorders, and migraine. First available as an enteric-coated immediate release formulation (IR), its fast absorption profile and short half-life motivated the development of extended-release formulations (ER) to reduce both daily administrations and pharmacokinetic peak-to-trough fluctuation (PTF). A […]