Valparin 200 Tablet

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Valparin 200 Tablet


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MANUFACTURER

Sanofi India Ltd

SALT COMPOSITION

Sodium Valproate (200mg)

INTRODUCTION OF VALPARIN TABLET

Valparin 200 Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures) in adults and children. However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take the medicine.

Valparin 200 Tablet is also useful in treating acute mania, bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine. It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It is taken by mouth with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may increase the seizure frequency. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of weight and liver function while taking this medication.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine includes polycystic ovarian disease, pancreatitis, skin rashes, vomiting, and blurred vision. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Weight gain may occur with the use of this medicine and to control it you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. It may even cause cosmetic side effects like increased hair growth on face, acne, and thinning of hair, talk to doctor if this bothers you. However, these symptoms may go after reducing the dose or switching to a different medicine. It is important to inform the doctor if you are using birth control pills as contraceptives may interfere with the working of this medicine and may result in seizures. There is possibility that this medicine may result in activation of suicidal thoughts in you, if this happens consult with doctor as soon as possible.

USES OF VALPARIN TABLET

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Prevention of migraine
  • Bipolar disoder

VALPARIN TABLET SIDE EFFECTS

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Tremor
  • Double vision
  • Coordination impaired
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased appetite

HOW TO USE VALPARIN TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Valparin 200 Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW VALPARIN TABLET WORKS

Valparin 200 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

VALPARIN TABLET RELATED WARNINGS

warnings Alcohol
Valparin 200 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
warnings Pregnancy
Valparin 200 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Lactation
Valparin 200 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
warnings Driving
Valparin 200 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings Kidney
Valparin 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valparin 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Liver
Valparin 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valparin 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valparin 200 Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

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