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Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet

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Composition for Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Valkem Tablet SR

Uses of Valkem Tablet SR

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

Valkem Tablet SR side effects

Common

Side Effects of Valkem are 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 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valkem Tablet SR works

Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet 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 Valkem Tablet SR

Expert advice for Valkem Tablet SR

  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • You have been prescribed Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet 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.
  • It can take 3 to 4 weeks before you feel the full effects. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • 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 mg Tablet 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.
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Valkem Tablet SR related warnings

Special precautions for Valkem Tablet SR
Alcohol
CAUTION
Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet 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 mg Tablet 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 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Valkem Tablet SR?

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If you miss a dose of Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet, 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valkem

Dear sir I am 17 years old having height of 174 centimetre and weight of 54 kg. I eat normally 44 chapatis and a little bit of rice please help me in making my health condition a bit good
Dr. Megha Mukhija
Dietician
Hi PATIENT confirm the no. Of chappati you have mentioned. Thanks Megha Mukhija Health Mania
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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.
My age is 22 years. My stomach does not clear from many years what should i do and how to increase digention.
Dr. Megha Mukhija
Dietician
Hi PATIENT seems to be a case of Chronic Constipation. I need more details to find out the cause & rectify it by diet changes. Regards Megha Mukhija Health Mania
I want to gain weight.i also loss my apetite.I want to gain 8 to 10 kg weightPlease suggest me balance dite for gaining 8 to 10 kg weight.
Dr. Megha Mukhija
Dietician
Hi Here are 10 tips to gain weight :) 1.DON?T DRINK WATER BEFORE MEALS. This can fill your stomach and make it harder to get in enough calories. 2.EAT MORE OFTEN. Squeeze in an additional meal or snack whenever you can, such as before bed. 3.DRINK MILK. Drinking whole milk to quench thirst is a simple way to get in more high-quality protein and calories. 4.TRY WEIGHT GAINER SHAKES. If you are really struggling then you can try whey protein shakes. These are very high in protein, carbs and calories. 5.USE BIGGER PLATES. Definitely use large plates if you are trying to get in more calories, as smaller plates cause people to automatically eat less. 6.ADD CREAM TO YOUR COFFEE. This is a simple way to add in more calories. 7.EAT FOOD THAT ARE CALORIE DENSE . Check here - https://goo.gl/mDbnn5 8.GET QUALITY SLEEP. Sleeping properly is very important for muscle growth. 9.EAT YOUR PROTEIN FIRST AND VEGETABLES LAST. If you have a mix of foods on your plate, eat the calorie-dense and protein-rich foods first. Eat the vegetables last. 10.DON?T SMOKE. Smokers tend to weigh less than non-smokers, and quitting smoking often leads to weight gain. Thanks Team Health Mania Follow us for Health Tips: FB- https://goo.gl/1K8Igk INSTA- https://goo.gl/Yl1qqC WEBSITE - www.mmhealthmania.com
I want to achieve weight my ideal weight with assistance from a Nutritionist/Dietician
Dr. Megha Mukhija
Dietician
Hi HERE ARE 10 TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT EVEN FASTER: 1. EAT A HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST. Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day. 2. AVOID SUGARY DRINKS AND FRUIT JUICE. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight. 3.DRINK WATER A HALF HOUR BEFORE MEALS. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months. 4. CHOOSE WEIGHT LOSS-FRIENDLY FOODS.Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. List of weight loss friendly foods attached underneath. 5. EAT SOLUBLE FIBER. Studies show that soluble fibers may reduce fat, especially in the belly area. 6. REPLACE NORMAL TEA/COFFEE WITH GREEN TEA/GREEN COFFEE. Research has proven that these increase BMR and helps to burn more calories at resting stage. 7. EAT MOSTLY WHOLE, UNPROCESSED FOODS. Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating. 8. EAT YOUR FOOD SLOWLY. Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones. 9. USE SMALLER PLATES. Studies show that people automatically eat less when they use smaller plates. Strange, but it works. 10. GET A GOOD NIGHT?S SLEEP, EVERY NIGHT. Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking care of your sleep is important. Thanks Team Health Mania Follow us for Health Tips: FB- https://goo.gl/1K8Igk INSTA- https://goo.gl/Yl1qqC
My weight is much more than my age . What are the important steps to be required coz I work at my business so I hv to sit on chair for whole day
Dr. Megha Mukhija
Dietician
Hi HERE ARE 10 TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT EVEN FASTER: 1. EAT A HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST. Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day. 2. AVOID SUGARY DRINKS AND FRUIT JUICE. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight. 3.DRINK WATER A HALF HOUR BEFORE MEALS. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months. 4. CHOOSE WEIGHT LOSS-FRIENDLY FOODS.Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. List of weight loss friendly foods attached underneath. 5. EAT SOLUBLE FIBER. Studies show that soluble fibers may reduce fat, especially in the belly area. 6. REPLACE NORMAL TEA/COFFEE WITH GREEN TEA/GREEN COFFEE. Research has proven that these increase BMR and helps to burn more calories at resting stage. 7. EAT MOSTLY WHOLE, UNPROCESSED FOODS. Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating. 8. EAT YOUR FOOD SLOWLY. Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones. 9. USE SMALLER PLATES. Studies show that people automatically eat less when they use smaller plates. Strange, but it works. 10. GET A GOOD NIGHT?S SLEEP, EVERY NIGHT. Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking care of your sleep is important. Thanks Team Health Mania Follow us for Health Tips: FB- https://goo.gl/1K8Igk INSTA- https://goo.gl/Yl1qqC
I am hypothyroidic .i am gaining weight and anyhow I want to loose my weight .please help me out with a best chart
Dr. Megha Mukhija
Dietician
In thyroid avoid raw cauliflower mushrooms, cabbage, Brocolli.Hi HERE ARE 10 TIPS TO LOSE WEIGHT EVEN FASTER: 1. EAT A HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST. Eating a high-protein breakfast has been shown to reduce cravings and calorie intake throughout the day. 2. AVOID SUGARY DRINKS AND FRUIT JUICE. These are the most fattening things you can put into your body, and avoiding them can help you lose weight. 3.DRINK WATER A HALF HOUR BEFORE MEALS. One study showed that drinking water a half hour before meals increased weight loss by 44% over 3 months. 4. CHOOSE WEIGHT LOSS-FRIENDLY FOODS.Certain foods are very useful for losing fat. List of weight loss friendly foods attached underneath. 5. EAT SOLUBLE FIBER. Studies show that soluble fibers may reduce fat, especially in the belly area. 6. REPLACE NORMAL TEA/COFFEE WITH GREEN TEA/GREEN COFFEE. Research has proven that these increase BMR and helps to burn more calories at resting stage. 7. EAT MOSTLY WHOLE, UNPROCESSED FOODS. Base most of your diet on whole foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating. 8. EAT YOUR FOOD SLOWLY. Fast eaters gain more weight over time. Eating slowly makes you feel more full and boosts weight-reducing hormones. 9. USE SMALLER PLATES. Studies show that people automatically eat less when they use smaller plates. Strange, but it works. 10. GET A GOOD NIGHT?S SLEEP, EVERY NIGHT. Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain, so taking care of your sleep is important. Thanks Team Health Mania Follow us for Health Tips: FB- https://goo.gl/1K8Igk INSTA- https://goo.gl/Yl1qqC

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Frequently asked questions about Valkem Tablet SR

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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.

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Taking Valkem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Valkem with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral
Valkem with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Cdcon, Czep, Skywalk, Poxid, Peaceoxide
Valkem with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast
Valkem with Alprazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Alprazolam: Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam, Alzopam, Ezoprax, Aryalam, Lamad, Nucalm, Altok, Sozox
Valkem with Nitrazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nitrazepam: Konit, Zipam, Enzed, Nitrosh, Hypnonex, Nitram, Nap, Nitrac, Nitrapam, Halonite
Valkem with Lorazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lorazepam: Psycopan, Urpam, Anxionil, Biokalm, Larosh, Loratranc, Loralite, Loranxit, Larox, Agipam
Valkem with Clonazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clonazepam: Panik, Klojet, Sezolan, Brispam, Clono, Sonazep, Ubitpam, Clonarey, Benzopin, Clona
Valkem with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Campin, Elpam, Elpose, Calmtack, Sleecalm, Peptica
Valkem with Clobazam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clobazam: Risure, Boze, Clobazed, Solzam, Clozop, Sloba, Clobakon, Closum, Emilep, Oresta
Valkem with Etizolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Etizolam: Etizom, Etimax, Etezole, Etilax, Ruhiz, Zoly, Etizaa, Etirest, Etimark, Etizep
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