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Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

Valprol-CR 1000 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.

Valprol-CR 1000 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 include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, swelling of gums, headache, sleepiness, tremor, hair loss and liver injury. 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, Valprol-CR 1000 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 Valprol-CR 1000 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 Valprol Tablet CR

Side effects of Valprol 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 Valprol

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Gum swelling
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Liver injury

How to use Valprol 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. Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valprol Tablet CR works

Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid. They work together to control 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 Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valprol-CR 1000 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valprol-CR 1000 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
Valprol-CR 1000 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
Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valprol-CR 1000 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
Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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

Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Valprol-CR 1000 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 Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Valprol-CR 1000 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 Valprol-CR 1000 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

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Patient Concerns

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My brother is suffering from conversion disorder what medicine is good for him. Is valprol cr 300 tablets is good for him. Valprol is for epilepsy, can i give this tablets in this problem
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Treatment is based on a number of factors including diagnosis, comorbid condition, severity and duration of symptoms and physiological factors. Please see a psychiatrist for prescription. Usually conversion disorder is due to high levels of anxiety and treatment is for anxiety.
I had epilepsy. Last siezure came on dec 2010 then i consult to a neurologist. He advise me to take VALPROL CR 500 BD n LOBAZAM 10 BD after years dose slowly decreased. Now i m taking valprol cr 200 OD at night. EEG is normal since last 5 years. Please suggest me treatment in ayurveda. Is epilepsy fully treatable in Ayurveda
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
epileptic patient has to be seen personnaly and as per body constitution medicine is adviced, panchkaram is good therapy in ayurveda
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Q. Can the use of Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Valprol-CR 1000 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 Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet.

Q. Can Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

No, Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valprol-CR 1000 Tablet, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valprol-CR 1000 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 Valprol-CR 1000 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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