Valpex 100mg Injection

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Valpex 100mg Injection is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valpex 100mg Injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. You should never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better as stopping the medication without talking to the doctor may cause non-stop seizures and can endanger life. Be careful if you are using birth control pills as this medicine may interfere with the working of contraceptives.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, dizziness, and sleepiness, constipation, and weight gain among others. 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. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, this medicine can be taken if clearly needed but the dose may be adjusted. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are responding to this medicine.

Uses of Valpex Injection

Benefits of Valpex Injection

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Valpex 100mg Injection is an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
This medicine is not associated with any physical or psychological dependence (addiction) but it should not be stopped suddenly. It is given by your healthcare provider and should not be self administered. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Valpex Injection

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 Valpex

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

How to use Valpex Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Valpex Injection works

Valpex 100mg Injection 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 Valpex 100mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valpex 100mg Injection 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
Valpex 100mg Injection 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
Valpex 100mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valpex 100mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valpex 100mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valpex 100mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valpex 100mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valpex 100mg Injection is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Valpex Injection?

If you miss a dose of Valpex 100mg Injection, 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.

Alternate Brands

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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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Valproic Acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Sodium channel modulators (AED)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Valpex 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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She is taking valpex cr 300 three times now plz suggest we can reduce dose of these medecine Dr plz suggest dose of valpex requler she is mind patient
Dr. Varun Mehta
Psychiatry
It is not possible to give any suggestions without knowing about the illness
She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
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FAQs

Q. How is Valpex 100mg Injection administered?

Valpex 100mg Injection is administered by or under the supervision of a healthcare professional or a doctor and should never be self-administered. It may be given slowly into a vein (intravenously) or by infusion using a separate intravenous line in normal saline, dextrose 5%, or dextrose saline. The dose depends on the individual’s age and body weight. Each vial of Valpex 100mg Injection is for single dose injection only and should be discarded after use.

Q. I have gained weight after I started using Valpex 100mg Injection. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Valpex 100mg Injection. 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 Valpex 100mg Injection affect the working of birth control pills?

Yes, Valpex 100mg Injection does not have any effect on the working of birth control pills. However, contraceptives (birth control pills) may interfere with the working of Valpex 100mg Injection 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 Valpex 100mg Injection levels in your blood levels.

Q. Is it safe to take Valpex 100mg Injection for long term?

Many patients can safely take Valpex 100mg Injection for a long time. Rarely, long-term use of Valpex 100mg Injection may weaken your bones, thereby increasing their chances of breaking easily (osteoporosis and osteopenia). If you are taking Valpex 100mg Injection for a long time, get regular check ups done for bone health.

Q. I am concerned because I have heard that Valpex 100mg Injection causes hair loss. Is it true?

Valpex 100mg Injection 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 Valpex 100mg Injection. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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References

  1. Drugs.com. Valproic acid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings. [Accessed 22 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Expires on or after: June, 2021

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