Torvate 200 Tablet CR

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Introduction

Torvate 200 Tablet CR belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epileptics. It is used to treat conditions such as epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It works by preventing extreme mood swings and abnormal brain signals that trigger seizures (fits). It also helps in the prevention of migraine.

Torvate 200 Tablet CR can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This may increase gradually until your condition is stable. This medicine may take several weeks to work but it is important to take it regularly to get the benefit. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel fine, unless your doctor advises you to. You may have more seizures, or your bipolar disorder may get worse.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, dizziness, sleepiness, constipation, diarrhea, double vision, and weight gain among many others. Most side effects wear off, but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Long-term treatment can cause weakness in your bones (osteoporosis), increasing your risk of breaking a bone.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression, or suicidal thoughts. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, the dose may be adjusted. You should avoid driving or riding a bicycle if this medicine makes you drowsy or dizzy. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are responding to this medicine.

Uses of Torvate Tablet CR

Benefits of Torvate Tablet CR

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Torvate 200 Tablet CR is an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
This medicine is not associated with any physical or psychological dependence (addiction) but it should not be stopped suddenly. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

In Prevention of Migraine

It is not fully established how Torvate 200 Tablet CR helps prevent migraines. It may change the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain or increase the activity in a region of the brain associated with migraines. By preventing and reducing the frequency of headaches, it can help you carry out your daily activities and have a better quality of life.

In Bipolar disorder

Torvate 200 Tablet CR works to restore the normal balance of nerve activity in your brain. It can help prevent extreme changes in mood and help you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of low mood. It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor advises you to. You should continue to eat well and keep fit to reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Side effects of Torvate Tablet CR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Torvate

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Tremor
  • Double vision
  • Impaired coordination
  • Weakness
  • Increased appetite
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal thoughts
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
  • Weight loss
  • Bronchitis (inflammation of the airways)
  • Breathlessness
  • Low blood platelets
  • Hay fever
  • Nervousness
  • Ecchymosis (discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fever
  • Memory loss
  • Indigestion
  • Infection
  • Peripheral edema

How to use Torvate 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. Torvate 200 Tablet CR is to be taken with food.

How Torvate Tablet CR works

Torvate 200 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Torvate 200 Tablet CR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Torvate 200 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Torvate 200 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.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
Driving
UNSAFE
Torvate 200 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
Torvate 200 Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Torvate 200 Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Torvate 200 Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Torvate 200 Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Torvate 200 Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Torvate Tablet CR?

If you miss a dose of Torvate 200 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Torvate 200 Tablet CR
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Quick Tips

  • 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.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • It may cause cosmetic side effects such as increased hair growth on face, acne and thinning of hair. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Valproic Acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Torvate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I suffered an epileptic attack about 6 years back. The doctor suggested me take VALPROL CR 750 mg tablet daily twice a day. I am taking the tablets continuously since then and haven't faced any problem till date. I again visited a different doctor 2 years back, he also suggested me to continue with same medicine. I want to ask that should I continue with medicine. If yes then can I take TORVATE 750 MG TABLET in place of Valprol CR 750 because as it is of half price and same composition.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
u can take torvate
?? ???? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??? encorate Charon 200 500 tablet use krta hu kya iska koi solution h Jisse main completely thk ho jau
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
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Q. For how long should I take Torvate 200 Tablet CR to cure my epilepsy completely?

Torvate 200 Tablet CR 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 you face any problems while taking this medicine.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Torvate 200 Tablet CR?

You should not stop taking Torvate 200 Tablet CR 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 Torvate 200 Tablet CR. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Torvate 200 Tablet CR. 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. Does Torvate 200 Tablet CR affect the working of birth control pills?

Yes, Torvate 200 Tablet CR does not have any effect on the working of birth control pills. However, contraceptives (birth control pills) may interfere with the working of Torvate 200 Tablet CR 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 Torvate 200 Tablet CR levels in your blood levels.

Q. Is it safe to take Torvate 200 Tablet CR for long term?

Many patients can safely take Torvate 200 Tablet CR for a long time. Rarely, long-term use of Torvate 200 Tablet CR may weaken your bones, thereby increasing their chances of breaking easily (osteoporosis and osteopenia). If you are taking Torvate 200 Tablet CR for a long time, get regular check ups done for bone health.

Q. I am concerned because I have heard that Torvate 200 Tablet CR causes hair loss. Is it true?

Torvate 200 Tablet CR 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 Torvate 200 Tablet CR. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2021

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