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Valpo 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Valpo Tablet

Valpo 200 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures, mania and migraine. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Valpo Tablet side effects

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 Valpo 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. Valpo 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valpo Tablet works

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

Valpo Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Valpo 200 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valpo 200 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valpo 200 mg 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
Valpo 200 mg 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
Valpo 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valpo 200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valpo 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valpo 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valpo 200 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Valpo Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valpo 200 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • 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 Valpo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Loxaris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Altipenem, Merofit, Merolan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Zipris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Quitsun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valpo

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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Valpo for a year, and I did not have any episode of seizure during this time. For how long should I take it to cure my epilepsy completely?

Valpo 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 Valpo?

You should not stop taking Valpo 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 Valpo. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Valpo. 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. Can I take birth control pills while taking Valpo?

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

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

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

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

Valpo 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 Valpo. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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