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Overview

Uses of Valric Tablet

Valric Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of gums
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Tremor
  • Hair loss
  • Liver injury

How to use Valric 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. Valric Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Valric Tablet works

Valric 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.

Valric Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Valric Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Valric Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Valric Tablet 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.
Driving
Valric Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Valric Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valric 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
Valric Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valric Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valric Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

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Expert Advice

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

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valric

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Recita forte contains clonazepam Clonazepam is used to treat fits (epilepsy or seizures) and sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear, and worry about these attacks (panic disorder) with or without the fear of public places (agoraphobia).
i am using insulin injection + fiaus 15 tablet , now sugar level is good, is there alternative medicine to stop such medicines? i am consuming tablets to prevent epilepsy too, past 3 years i don't have epilepsy is there any alternative medicines to prevent?
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Valric cause sleepiness or drowsiness?

Yes, Valric 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 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 reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valric, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.

Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valric 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 Valric?

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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