Medicine Overview of Valric Tablet CR
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Side Effects of Valric are Nausea, Vomiting, Weight gain, Loss of appetite, Swelling of gums, Headache, Sleepiness, Tremor, Hair loss, Liver injury.
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. Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR 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.
In Depth Information on Valric Tablet CR
- You have been prescribed Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR for treatment and prevention of seizures.
- Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
- Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR affects you.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
- Monitor your weight during the treatment as Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR can cause weight gain.
- Your doctor may monitor Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR 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 Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR 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.
Valric Tablet CR related warnings
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR 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.
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR 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.
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valric 200mg/87mg Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.
Frequently asked questions about Valric Tablet CR
Q. Can the use of Valric cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Valric may make you feel drowsy or sleepy. Do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or take part in potentially dangerous activities. Inform your doctor if you experience such an episode while you are taking this medicine.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Valric?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valric. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valric.
Q. Can Valric be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?
No, Valric should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Valric suddenly may cause the symptoms to re-appear with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valric, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Will Valric be more effective if taken in more than recommended dose?
No, taking a higher than the recommended dose may not be more effective, side effects it may increase the chances of having serious side effects and toxicity. If you do not find any relief in your symptoms or there is an increased severity of your symptoms while you are taking this medicine in the recommended doses, please consult your doctor.
Q. side effects regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it at as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
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