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Valporil Syrup


Overview

Introduction of Valporil Syrup

Valporil Syrup is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures) in adults and children. However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take the medicine.

Valporil Syrup is also useful in treating acute mania, bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine. It controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. It is taken by mouth with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor may increase the seizure frequency. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of weight and liver function while taking this medication.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine includes polycystic ovarian disease, pancreatitis, skin rashes, vomiting, and blurred vision. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Weight gain may occur with the use of this medicine and to control it you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. It may even cause cosmetic side effects like increased hair growth on face, acne, and thinning of hair, talk to doctor if this bothers you. However, these symptoms may go after reducing the dose or switching to a different medicine. It is important to inform the doctor if you are using birth control pills as contraceptives may interfere with the working of this medicine and may result in seizures. There is possibility that this medicine may result in activation of suicidal thoughts in you, if this happens consult with doctor as soon as possible.

Valporil Syrup 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 Valporil Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Valporil Syrup is to be taken with food.

How Valporil Syrup works

Valporil Syrup is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valporil Syrup related warnings

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

What if you miss a dose of Valporil Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Valporil Syrup, 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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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 Valporil with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Quitsun
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valporil

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My daughter suffer with epilepsy since 5 yrs and EEG of mind are normal after taking 5 yr cource of medicine ,currently she takes trioptal syrup by novartis daily 6ml morning and evening both,earlier she also takes frisium 5 for 2 yrs ,now frisium stops since one yr,I want to that till what time she has to taken trioptal syrup
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
trioptal may be slowly withdrawn under medical supervision
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Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
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It is used to treat All forms of epilepsy, generalised epilepsy with absence seizures, prophylaxis of febrile convulsion, prophylaxis of post traumatic epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal, mania, nelsons syndrome.
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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Valporil 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?

Valporil 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 Valporil?

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

Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Valporil. 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 Valporil?

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

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

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

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

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

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Reliance Formulation Private Limited, 201-202, Anand Mangal-3, Rajnagar Club Road Ambabadi, Ahmedabad-380015, Gujarat, India
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