Valparin 200 Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Valparin 200 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called anti-epileptics. It is used to treat two conditions – epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It also helps in the prevention of migraine. This way it prevents extreme mood swings and abnormal brain signals that trigger seizures (fits).

Valparin 200 Tablet can be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It may be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This may increase gradually until your condition is stable. This medicine may take several weeks to work but it is important to take it regularly to get the benefit. Do not stop taking it, even if you feel fine, unless your doctor advises you to. You may have more seizures, or your bipolar disorder may get worse.

The most common side effects of this medicine include skin rashes, headache, feeling or being sick, difficulty sleeping, dizziness and feeling sleepy or drowsy. Most side effects wear off, but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Long-term treatment can cause weakness in your bones (osteoporosis), increasing your risk of breaking a bone.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression or suicidal thoughts. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as some may affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, Valparin 200 Tablet can be taken if it is clearly needed but the dose may be adjusted. You should avoid driving or riding a bicycle if this medicine makes you drowsy or dizzy. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are responding to this medicine.

Side effects of Valparin Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Tremor
  • Double vision
  • Coordination impaired
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased appetite

How to use Valparin 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. Valparin 200 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valparin Tablet works

Valparin 200 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Valparin 200 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valparin 200 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valparin 200 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.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
Driving
UNSAFE
Valparin 200 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
Valparin 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valparin 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valparin 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valparin 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valparin 200 Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Valparin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valparin 200 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • It may cause cosmetic side effects such as increased hair growth on face, acne and thinning of hair. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Valparin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Equblam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Sir/Mam, I am PATIENT I have severe migraine problem with seizure disorder.So I take valparin chrono 300mg twice daily which is prescribed by my Doctor. So, now a month I am facing some severe hair fall. My doctor have suggested me Mintop Tropical solution usp 2 and till now I did't see any improvement to my hair. So therefore I would request you can you please help me?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
ask to change valparin
Sir I have epilepsy problem I have done course valparin chrono 3 year how long time run course
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Can be withdrawn under medical supervision
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FAQs

Q. For how long should I take it to cure my epilepsy completely?

Valparin does not cure your condition, it only prevents the seizures from occurring. Therefore, you will have to keep on taking it, maybe for years. Consult your doctor if face any problems while taking this medicine.

Q. What happens if I stop taking Valparin?

You should not stop taking Valparin suddenly. It should be discontinued gradually. Stopping it suddenly may increase the chances of recurrence of seizures. Always consult your doctor if you feel the need to stop taking this medicine.

Q. I have gained weight after I started using Valparin. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Valparin. To control your weight, you should have a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Talk to your doctor if you have any other concerns.

Q. Does Valparin affects working of birth control pills?

Yes, Valparin does not have any effect on the working of birth control pills. However, contraceptives (birth control pills) may interfere with the working of Valparin and seizures may occur. It is important that you inform your doctor that you are using birth control pills. Your doctor will keep a track on your response to the treatment and monitor the Valparin levels in your blood levels.

Q. Is it safe to take Valparin for long term?

Many patients can safely take Valparin for a long time. Rarely, long-term use of Valparin may weaken your bones, thereby increasing their chances of breaking easily (osteoporosis and osteopenia). If you are taking Valparin for a long time, get regular check ups done for bone health.

Q. I am concerned because I have heard that Valparin causes hair loss. Is it true?

Valparin may cause thinning of hair, change of hair colour and even hair loss. If you are concerned talk to your doctor if it is possible to reduce the dose of Valparin. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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