Medicine Overview of Valex Tablet ER
Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Hair loss, Weight gain, Liver function abnormal, Tremor.
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. Valex 1000mg Tablet ER is to be taken with food.
Valex 1000mg Tablet ER is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Valex Tablet ER
- Valex should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
Do not stop using Valex without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
- Can cause upset stomach, hair loss, weight gain, sleepiness, and tremor.
- It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Valex, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Valex Tablet ER related warnings
Valex 1000mg Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Valex 1000mg Tablet ER is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Valex 1000mg Tablet ER 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.
Valex 1000mg Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Valex 1000mg Tablet ER is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valex 1000mg Tablet ER may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Valex 1000mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valex 1000mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Divalproex, 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.
Frequently asked questions about Valex Tablet ER
Valex is an anticonvulsant drug and not antipsychotic
Yes, Depakote is a trade name of product containing the drug Valex sodium
Valex is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor
No, it is not a controlled substance
Q. Is divalproex the same as valproic acid?
No, divalproex contains a compound of sodium valproate and valproic acid
No, it is not a benzodiazepine
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
No, it does not contain MAOI
Valex may cause these side effects. However, always consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
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