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Epima Chrono Syrup

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Epima Chrono Syrup

Epima Chrono Syrup side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of gums
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Liver injury

How to use Epima Chrono Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Epima Chrono Syrup is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Epima Chrono Syrup works

Epima Chrono Syrup is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid. They work together to control seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Epima Chrono Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Epima Chrono Syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epima Chrono Syrup 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
Epima Chrono Syrup 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
Epima Chrono Syrup may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Epima Chrono Syrup is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Epima Chrono Syrup may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Epima Chrono Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Epima Chrono Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Epima Chrono Syrup is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Epima Chrono Syrup for treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Epima Chrono Syrup affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Epima Chrono Syrup, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Epima Chrono Syrup can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Epima Chrono Syrup level, blood counts and liver function regularly throughout your treatment.  Inform your doctor if you develop fever, stomach pain, nausea or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
  • Do not take Epima Chrono Syrup if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epima Chrono

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Please suggest substitute of Levipil 500, It causes irratible behavior in my ADHD child also suffering from Epilepsy. He is taking Risperidone 0.75 mg from 2009.He is taking Levipil 500 and Lobazam 10 mg from 11th April 2016. Initially also, Irratibility was there but according to Doctor, it will be ok after few days
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
.try epillex chrono 300 mg bd
Hello , I am taking encorate chrono 500(2) .I am suffering from epilepsy. Which toothpaste I shall use.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
you can use BABA RAMDEV Tooth paste
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Epima Chrono cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Epima Chrono may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Epima Chrono?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Epima Chrono. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Epima Chrono.

Q. Can Epima Chrono be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

No, Epima Chrono should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Epima Chrono suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Epima Chrono, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Epima Chrono be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Epima Chrono?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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References
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