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Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER


Overview

Introduction of Diresta Tablet ER

Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER is a type of anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures, mania and migraine. It is important to not stop taking this medicine abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Diresta Tablet ER side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Infection
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Double vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Weight loss
  • Flu-like symptoms

How to use Diresta Tablet ER

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. Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Diresta Tablet ER works

Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Diresta Tablet ER related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER 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
Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER is recommended.
Liver
UNSAFE
Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Diresta Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Diresta OD 250 Tablet ER, 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

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • It can be taken with or without food, but better to take with food to avoid stoamch upset. 
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • 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 stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Diresta with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Panik, Klojet
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Etizom, Etimax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Konit
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. What happens if I stop taking Diresta?

You should not stop Diresta without consulting your doctor. The dose of Diresta should be reduced gradually and eventually can be stopped under the supervision of a doctor or specialist. Sudden stoppage may lead to recurrence of symptoms or irritability, anxiety, dizziness, and tremors.

Q. Is Diresta a mood stabilizer?

Yes, Diresta can sometimes be used as a mood stabilizer. It is given in patients who experience rapid changes in their mood. It works by calming the hyperactivity of the brain during mood changes.

Q. Can Diresta cause weight gain?

Yes, you may gain weight while being on Diresta therapy. The exact reason is still not known but it may be due to an increase in hunger. Keep a check on your diet and exercise regularly to prevent any weight gain.

Q. Does Diresta make you sleepy?

Yes, Diresta may make you feel sleepy. Do not drive or do other work that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.

Q. Does Diresta cause hair loss?

Yes, hair loss may occur due to the use of Diresta. However, it is only for a short time and is usually dose related.

Q. Can Diresta damage my liver?

Divalproex can cause damage to the liver and the risk is more likely to occur during the first 6 months of starting Diresta. Signs might include nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, dark colored urine, facial swelling, yellowing of the skin, or white of eyes. Investigations for liver function should be done before therapy and then periodically during the first 6 months of therapy, especially in those who are likely to be at risk, and those with a prior history of liver disease.

Q. Can I take alcohol while I am taking Diresta?

It is recommended that you should avoid alcohol while you are on treatment with Diresta. Taking alcohol with this medicine may make you feel more drowsy, light headed, or dizzy.

Q. What are the laboratory tests recommended prior to taking Diresta?

Blood tests (blood cell count, including platelet count, bleeding time, and coagulation tests) are recommended prior to initiation of therapy or before surgery, and in case of spontaneous bruising or bleeding. Investigations for liver function should be done before therapy and then should be monitored periodically during the first 6 months of therapy, primarily in those who seem most at risk, and those with a prior history of liver disease.

Q. What should be done if I start experiencing abdominal pain, nausea, and anorexia?

If you experience acute severe abdominal pain along with nausea and vomiting, it may be due to pancreatitis. You should immediately consult your doctor in case you experience these symptoms. Your doctor may get your levels of serum amylase checked. In case the test shows positive results for pancreatitis, then the medication should be stopped immediately.

Q. How to check for overdose?

Overdose of the medicine may cause headaches, blurred eyesight due to pupils of the eyes becoming smaller, lack of reflexes, confusion, and tiredness. You may also have weak or “floppy” muscles, fits (seizures), loss of consciousness, behavioral changes, and breathing difficulties such as fast breathing, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Immediate medical assistance is required in case of overdose.

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