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Overview

Introduction

Valmed Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures). It is a combination medicine which works by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valmed Tablet is taken with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Finish the full course of the treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may increase seizure frequency.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine include polycystic ovarian disease, pancreatitis, hair loss, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes and blurred vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness. So, do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Weight gain may occur with the use of this medicine and to control it you should exercise regularly and take a balanced diet. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Valmed Tablet

Valmed Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of gums
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Liver injury

How to use Valmed Tablet

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. Valmed Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Valmed Tablet works

Valmed Tablet is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid. They work together to control seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valmed Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Valmed Tablet
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valmed Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valmed Tablet 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Valmed Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valmed Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valmed Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Valmed Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valmed Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valmed Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Valmed Tablet for treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Valmed Tablet affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valmed Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Valmed Tablet can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Valmed Tablet level, blood counts and liver function regularly throughout your treatment.  Inform your doctor if you develop fever, stomach pain, nausea or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
  • Do not take Valmed Tablet if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valmed

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Recita forte contains clonazepam Clonazepam is used to treat fits (epilepsy or seizures) and sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear, and worry about these attacks (panic disorder) with or without the fear of public places (agoraphobia).
i am using insulin injection + fiaus 15 tablet , now sugar level is good, is there alternative medicine to stop such medicines? i am consuming tablets to prevent epilepsy too, past 3 years i don't have epilepsy is there any alternative medicines to prevent?
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Valmed cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Valmed may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while taking this medicine.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Valmed?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valmed. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valmed.

Q. Can Valmed be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

No, Valmed should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Valmed suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valmed, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valmed be more effective?

No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, rather it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If the recommended doses do not relieve your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms, please consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Valmed?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

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