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Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR


Overview

Introduction of Novalept Chrono Tablet CR

Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) and bipolar disorder. It is also used in the prevention of migraine. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not stop taking it abruptly without discussing it with your doctor, as it may increase seizure frequency.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include headache, blurred vision, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, hair loss and diarrhea. 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. This medicine may cause weight gain, and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or do not go away.

Novalept Chrono Tablet CR side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Tremor
  • Double vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Coordination impaired
  • Increased appetite
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain

How to use Novalept Chrono 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. Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR is to be taken with food.

How Novalept Chrono Tablet CR works

Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Novalept Chrono Tablet CR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Novalept Chrono 500 mg 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
Novalept Chrono 500 mg 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
Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
UNSAFE
Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Novalept Chrono Tablet CR?

If you miss a dose of Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR, 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

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Novalept Chrono 500 mg Tablet CR
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Expert Advice

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • 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.
  • It may cause cosmetic side effects such as increased hair growth on the face, acne and thinning of hair. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Novalept Chrono 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 Novalept 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
He is my brother, case of epilepsy but last 7 yrs no epilepsy but one tab Torvate chrono 500 mg , serta 25 mg , Ris plus from last 10 yrs Now some times drink alcohol kindly suggests me medicine for alcohol Can I give him no addiction ayurveda powder Or .any other Ayurveda medicine
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Gaharwar addiction 1 cap daily
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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Novalept Chrono for a year, and I did not have any episode of seizure during this time. For how long should I take it to cure my epilepsy completely?

Novalept Chrono does not cure your condition, it only prevents the seizures from occurring. Therefore, you will have to keep on taking it, maybe for years. Consult your doctor if face any problems while taking this medicine.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Novalept Chrono?

You should not stop taking Novalept Chrono suddenly. It should be discontinued gradually. Stopping it suddenly may increase the chances of recurrence of seizures. Always consult your doctor if you feel the need to stop taking this medicine.

Q. I have gained weight after I started using Novalept Chrono. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Novalept Chrono. To control your weight, you should have a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Talk to your doctor if you have any other concerns.

Q. Can I take birth control pills while taking Novalept Chrono?

Yes, Novalept Chrono does not have any effect on the working of birth control pills. However, contraceptives (birth control pills) may interfere with the working of Novalept Chrono and seizures may occur. It is important that you inform your doctor that you are using birth control pills. Your doctor will keep a track on your response to the treatment and monitor the Novalept Chrono levels in your blood levels.

Q. Is it safe to take Novalept Chrono for long term?

Many patients can safely take Novalept Chrono for a long time. Rarely, long-term use of Novalept Chrono may weaken your bones, thereby increasing their chances of breaking easily (osteoporosis and osteopenia). If you are taking Novalept Chrono for a long time, get regular check ups done for bone health.

Q. I am concerned because I have heard that Novalept Chrono causes hair loss. Is it true?

Novalept Chrono may cause thinning of hair, change of hair colour and even hair loss. If you are concerned talk to your doctor if it is possible to reduce the dose of Novalept Chrono. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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