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Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR

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Introduction

Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR is a combination of two medicines used to treat epilepsy, a neurological disorder in which there are recurrent episodes of seizures or fits. It controls the abnormal activity of the brain, relaxes the nerves and hence, prevents seizures or fits.

Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR should be taken with 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 nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, swelling of gums, headache, sleepiness, tremor, hair loss and liver injury. 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.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression or suicidal thoughts. Also let your doctor 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 Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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.

You should avoid alcohol while taking Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR, as it may worsen certain side effects. This medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, avoid snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.

Uses of Valparin Chrono Tablet CR

Side effects of Valparin Chrono Tablet CR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Valparin Chrono

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gum swelling
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Liver injury

How to use Valparin Chrono Tablet CR

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 Chrono 200 Tablet CR is to be taken with food.

How Valparin Chrono Tablet CR works

Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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 Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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
Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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 Chrono 200 Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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
Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Quick Tips

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

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Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient Concerns

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Sir I have epilepsy problem I have done course valparin chrono 3 year how long time run course
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Can be withdrawn under medical supervision
I get seizure.Weekly once it occurs and lasts for a minute or too.I am prescribed to take ZEPTOL Cr 200mg and Valparin chrono 200mg through out my carrier.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Take for at least 3 years
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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 Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR.

Q. Can Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

No, Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR 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 Valparin Chrono 200 Tablet CR?

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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