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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

Seizures, Migraine, Mania
Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
Pregnancy
MRP
129.5
₹12.95/Tablet SR
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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 seizures, migraine and mania.

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

  • Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet 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 Valkem -OD 500 mg Tablet, 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.
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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?uses

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

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Frequently asked questions about Valkem Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions about Divalproex

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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Valkem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Valkem with Midazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Midazolam: Medzol, Mezolam, Midfast, Fulsed, Midosed, Midzee, Benzosed, Megarest, Midacip, Midzol
Valkem with Alprazolam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Alprazolam: Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo, Indolam, Alzopam, Tensfree, Ezoprax, Aryalam, Lamad, Nucalm, Altok, Sozox, Sedate, P Zolam, Silam, Alprawin, Alcicalm, Alzom, Sinozol, Alzot, Romipraz, Wycalm, Avizolem, Reclam, Zopain, Acalm, Alzorix, Aldip, Zola, Alprogard, Rozin, Alprasan, Alz, Triota, Suzilam, Altrex, Zorest, Pax, Zolark, Sleepex, Zoem, Endep, Actirax, Tenso-F, Balzam, Prazil, Zopral, Resto, Anquil, Alzac, Bio Zolam, Alpronit, Alpram, Anilam, Alproz, Trika, Anxinil, Nulam, Lampoz, Meriproz, Alprasafe, Tranquil, Enzitan, Norex, Nat, P Calm, P Kalm, Zolent, Exal, Alam, Alpose, Zenax, Zolorel, Arkalam, Alprocam, Alzonex, Tryzo, Bliz, D.D.Lam, Manorest, Prosanti, Notence, Texidep, Zolam, Zolipax, Alora, Eldezolam, Becalm, Alzokam, Aleez, Alprazol, Alprater, Nindra, Endax, Pacyl, Kaprolam, Adzolam, Alarm, Trapose, Xycalm, Ancolam, Alzex, Alprazone, Procalm, Alltop, Alpviram, Joliday, Zolin, Anzilum, Alpraquil, Alzy, Deproz, Pizolam, Zallpam, Alzolam, Prizm, Alroz, Alcalm, Alprest, Alzep, Alzomax, Copax, Anxit, Stressban, Anxigon, Azox, Benzolam, Sleepam, Zam, Tenzole, Tagat, Anxil, Anax, Dial, Pacific, Zopic, Tiza, Anxilam, Alpaz, Paxor, Zeftra, Coolam, Alprose, Alpramed, Altzibarem, Lam, Alprax, Zecalm, Alpa, Zorelax, Alprocontin, Prolam, Welnorm, Alpracon, BE Relax, Zamitol, Zoldac, Anxigo, Zoloid, Azen, Azoslip, Lam LA, Alzopax, Synozolam, Vat, Alp, Tenan, Xylonite, Alep, Alpradol, Ozolam, Ziety, Sowel, Pralam, Restyl, Eurelax, Xanti, Endolam, Alparazole, Alzoact, Zepil, Plaxid, Zema, Alprahil, D Kam, Alzam, Alpraf, Troycalm, Trazopin, Zomark, Balmusa D, Anxeron, Prazolam, Anxyl, Quicam, Alzin, Anxico
Valkem with Flurazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Flurazepam: Nindral, Fluraz
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