Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Valowin Tablet

Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.

Valowin Tablet side effects

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

How to use Valowin 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. Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Valowin Tablet works

Valowin 200mg/87mg 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.

Valowin Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Valowin 200mg/87mg 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
Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valowin 200mg/87mg 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
Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Valowin 200mg/87mg 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 Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Valowin 200mg/87mg Tablet can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Valowin 200mg/87mg 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 Valowin 200mg/87mg 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 Valowin

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my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
What is the suitable medicine in homeopathy for epilepsy for middle people event hough they are using English medicine like levers xr 750and Valero cr300twice a dsy
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
Dear PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicine:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPShttp://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
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FAQs

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

Yes, Valowin 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 Valowin?

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

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

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

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valowin 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 Valowin?

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Aug 2018.
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