Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER

Prescription Required


Uses of Valpex Tablet ER

Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER is used in the treatment of seizures, migraine and mania.

Valpex Tablet ER side effects

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Liver function abnormal
  • Tremor

How to use Valpex Tablet ER

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. Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER is to be taken with food.

How Valpex Tablet ER works

Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valpex Tablet ER related warnings

Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER 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.
Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER 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.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Valpex Tablet ER?

If you miss a dose of Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER, 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

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER should be taken at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • Do not stop using Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • Can cause upset stomach, hair loss, weight gain, sleepiness, and tremor.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Valpex 500 mg Tablet ER, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valpex

Fits, Seizures Earlier used to get temporal lobe but recently got grand mal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food .use this tablet along with your treatment
I have seizure disorder can i take medicine for lifetime plz tell me sir
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Usually, if their is no organic cause of seizure in brain, treatment is continued for 3 years of seizure free period and then gradually tapered off. If seizures re occur, then treatment may continue for life.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
10 tablet er in 1 strip