Uses of Genval OD Tablet

GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET is used in the treatment of epilepsy/seizures, mania and migraine.

Genval OD Tablet side effects

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Liver function abnormal
  • Tremor

How to use Genval OD 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. GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET is to be taken with food.

How Genval OD Tablet works

GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Genval OD Tablet related warnings

GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
GENVAL OD 750 MG 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.
GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Genval OD Tablet?

If you miss a dose of GENVAL OD 750 MG 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

  • You have been prescribed GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET 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.
  • GENVAL OD 750 MG TABLET 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 this medicine, 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 GENVAL OD 750 MG 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 Genval 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 Genval OD

Dear sir I am 17 years old having height of 174 centimetre and weight of 54 kg. I eat normally 44 chapatis and a little bit of rice please help me in making my health condition a bit good
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It is used to treat All forms of epilepsy, generalised epilepsy with absence seizures, prophylaxis of febrile convulsion, prophylaxis of post traumatic epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal, mania, nelsons syndrome.
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Q. Is Genval OD an antipsychotic?

Genval OD is an anticonvulsant drug and not antipsychotic

Q. Is Genval OD the same as Depakote?

Yes, Depakote is a trade name of product containing the drug Genval OD sodium

Q. Is Genval OD safe?

Genval OD is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor

Q. Is Genval OD a controlled substance?

No, it is not a controlled substance

Q. Is Genval OD/ Genval OD 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 Genval OD a benzodiazepine?

No, it is not a benzodiazepine

Q. Is Genval OD 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 Genval OD contain MAOI?

No, it does not contain MAOI

Q. Does Genval OD make you sleepy/cause weight gain/hair loss?

Genval OD 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 1st Dec 2017.
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