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Valpofin 500 CR Tablet

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Product introduction

Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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.

Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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 are nausea and tremor. In some people, it may also cause other side effetcs like vomiting, headache, liver injury, and upper abdominal pain. 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, Valpofin 500 CR 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.

You should avoid alcohol while taking Valpofin 500 CR Tablet, 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 Valpofin Tablet CR

Benefits of Valpofin Tablet CR

In Epilepsy

Valpofin 500 CR Tablet slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. Do not stop using this medicine even if you feel well, until your doctor advises you to. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Valpofin 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 Valpofin

  • Nausea
  • Tremors

How to use Valpofin 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. Valpofin 500 CR Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valpofin Tablet CR works

Valpofin 500 CR Tablet is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Valpofin 500 CR Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valpofin 500 CR 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valpofin 500 CR 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Valpofin 500 CR 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
Valpofin 500 CR Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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
Valpofin 500 CR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valpofin 500 CR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valpofin 500 CR Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

What if you forget to take Valpofin Tablet CR?

If you miss a dose of Valpofin 500 CR 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

  • You have been prescribed Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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 Valpofin 500 CR Tablet affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valpofin 500 CR Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Valpofin 500 CR Tablet can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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 Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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.

Fact Box

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Therapeutic Class
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Patient concerns

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3-4 attack of strokes in 3 yrs nothing found in CT scan & EEG.these tests are done again after 3 months. But nothing found. Doctors prescribed me Oxetol 450 mg.doctor say course of medicine is 2-3 yrs.I drink and smoke addicted to drug I don't understand if the test show nothing then why strokes happens to me?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
is it stroke or epilepsy; as u are on medicine for epilepsy
Sir i use in tablets phenytion Last two months i use this tablets
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
It's treatment for epilepsy.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Valpofin 500 CR Tablet cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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 Valpofin 500 CR Tablet?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valpofin 500 CR Tablet. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valpofin 500 CR Tablet.

Q. Can Valpofin 500 CR Tablet be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

No, Valpofin 500 CR Tablet should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Valpofin 500 CR Tablet suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valpofin 500 CR Tablet, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valpofin 500 CR Tablet 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 Valpofin 500 CR Tablet?

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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