Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR

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Overview

Uses of Depracort Tablet XR
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR is used in the treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures, mania and migraine.
Depracort Tablet XR side effects
Common
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Liver function abnormal
  • Tremor
How to use Depracort Tablet XR
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. Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR is to be taken with food.
How Depracort Tablet XR works
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Depracort Tablet XR related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Depracort Tablet XR?
If you miss a dose of Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR for prevention and treatment of seizures and improvement of mood.
  • It is also helpful for preventing frequent migraines.
  • Take it with food and preferably at the same time everyday.
  • Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • It can take 3 to 4 weeks before you feel the full effects. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor how the medication is affecting your body. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Do not take Depracort 250 mg Tablet XR if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Depracort with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam, Zepox, Raipox
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Etizom, Etimax, Etezole
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit, Zipam, Enzed
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan, Urpam, Anxionil
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Depracort an antipsychotic?
Depracort is an anticonvulsant drug and not antipsychotic
Q. Is Depracort the same as Depakote?
Yes, Depakote is a trade name of product containing the drug Depracort sodium
Q. Is Depracort safe?
Depracort is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor
Q. Is Depracort a controlled substance?
No, it is not a controlled substance
Q. Is Depracort/ Depracort sodium a narcotic?
No, it is not a narcotic
Q. Is divalproex the same as valproic acid?
No, divalproex contains a compound of sodium valproate and valproic acid
Q. Is Depracort a benzodiazepine?
No, it is not a benzodiazepine
Q. Is Depracort addictive?
No, it is not addictive if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with divalproex?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of divalproex. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required
Q. Does Depracort contain MAOI?
No, it does not contain MAOI
Q. Does Depracort make you sleepy/cause weight gain/hair loss?
Depracort may cause these side effects. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Feb 2018.
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