Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Overview

Uses of Valkem Tablet SR

Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR is used in the treatment of Epilepsy/Seizures, mania and migraine.

Valkem Tablet SR side effects

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

How to use Valkem Tablet SR

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. Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Valkem Tablet SR works

Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valkem Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR 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.
Driving
Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Valkem Tablet SR?

If you miss a dose of Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR, 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR 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.
  • Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR 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 the Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR, 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 Valkem-OD 500 Tablet SR 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 Valkem 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

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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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FAQs

Q. Is Valkem an antipsychotic?
Valkem is an anticonvulsant drug and not antipsychotic
Q. Is Valkem the same as Depakote?
Yes, Depakote is a trade name of product containing the drug Valkem sodium
Q. Is Valkem safe?
Valkem is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor
Q. Is Valkem a controlled substance?
No, it is not a controlled substance
Q. Is Valkem/ Valkem 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 Valkem a benzodiazepine?
No, it is not a benzodiazepine
Q. Is Valkem 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 Valkem contain MAOI?
No, it does not contain MAOI
Q. Does Valkem make you sleepy/cause weight gain/hair loss?
Valkem 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 13th Dec 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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