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Kronostar 500 Tablet CR


Overview

Introduction

Kronostar 500 Tablet CR is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures). It is a combination medicine which works by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Kronostar 500 Tablet CR is taken with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may increase seizure frequency.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include polycystic ovarian disease, pancreatitis, hair loss, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes and blurred vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Weight gain may occur with the use of this medicine and to control it you should exercise regularly and take a balanced diet. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Kronostar Tablet CR

Kronostar Tablet CR side effects

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

How to use Kronostar Tablet CR

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. Kronostar 500 Tablet CR is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Kronostar Tablet CR works

Kronostar 500 Tablet CR 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.

Kronostar Tablet CR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Kronostar 500 Tablet CR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kronostar 500 Tablet CR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kronostar 500 Tablet CR is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Kronostar 500 Tablet CR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kronostar 500 Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kronostar 500 Tablet CR 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
Kronostar 500 Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Kronostar 500 Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Kronostar 500 Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Kronostar 500 Tablet CR 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 Kronostar 500 Tablet CR affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Kronostar 500 Tablet CR, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Kronostar 500 Tablet CR can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Kronostar 500 Tablet CR 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 Kronostar 500 Tablet CR 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.

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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Kronostar cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Kronostar 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 Kronostar?

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

Q. Can Kronostar be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

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

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Kronostar 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 Kronostar?

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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