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Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Divalprid-OD Tablet PR

Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet 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.

Divalprid-OD Tablet PR side effects

Common
  • Memory loss
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Double vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Coordination impaired
  • Depression
  • Tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Constipation
  • Ringing in ear
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Accidental injury
  • Weight loss
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Skin discolouration
  • Constantly changing emotions
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Peripheral edema
  • Altered thinking
  • Nasal congestion
  • Low blood platelets
  • Rash

How to use Divalprid-OD Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Divalprid-OD Tablet PR works

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

Divalprid-OD Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet 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
Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Divalprid-OD Tablet PR?

If you miss a dose of Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet, 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach. Take it preferably at the same time every day.
  • It can take 3 to 4 weeks before you feel the full effects. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration 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 take Divalprid-OD 250 Tablet 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 Divalprid-OD with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Divalprid-OD

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Restlessness, laughing alone, low concentration, unable to respond quicklyI am sending you medicine prescribed by my doctor for your reference and please also tell me if any side effects of taking these medicineDiv 1: divalprid- Od 250 2) amigold 100 3) Rispond-3 4) Hexytal Sir patient is very much anxious as it came to know that divalprid-Od could cause liver problem. After taking above medicine he is feeling lethargic, low concentration , low appetite etc 04 Mar, 12:21 PM Kindly suggest me what to do. 04 Mar, 12:21 PM Thankyou Doctor
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Based on your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. Treatment for Recurrent Depressive Disorder , psychotic disorders, Bipolar Affective Disorder and OCD usually lasts for much longer.To monitor any potential side effects and to take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.Divalproex Sodium can cause raised liver enzymes in small proportion of cases but it is reversible. LFT needs to be monitored.
Approx 10 months ago i had suffered from seizures of epilepsy there after neurologist prescribed me keppra 500 mg 02 od after checking of MRI & EEG reports & then i continued it still shall i continue it further? Or otherwise
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Take it Be under follow up of neurologist
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FAQs

Q. What happens if I stop taking Divalprid-OD?

You should not stop Divalprid-OD without consulting your doctor. The dose of Divalproex 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 Divalprid-OD a mood stabilizer?

Yes, Divalprid-OD 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 Divalprid-OD use cause weight gain?

Yes, you may gain weight while being on Divalprid-OD 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 Divalprid-OD make you sleepy?

Yes, Divalprid-OD 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 Divalprid-OD cause hair loss?

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

Q. Can Divalprid-OD 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 Divalprid-OD. 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 Divalprid-OD?

It is recommended that you should avoid alcohol while you are on treatment with Divalprid-OD. 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 divalproex?

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 and get quick medical evaluation done. Your serum amylase needs to be checked, if results are positive for pancreatitis then the medication should be stopped.

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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