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Valtec 200 mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction of Valtec Tablet

Valtec 200 mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine. It is used to treat and prevent seizures, mania and migraine. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly without consulting your doctor as it may increase the occurrence of fits.

Valtec Tablet 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 Valtec 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. Valtec 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valtec Tablet works

Valtec 200 mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Valtec Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Valtec 200 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Valtec 200 mg 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
Valtec 200 mg 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.
Monitor the baby for unusual bruising or bleeding, jaundice and other signs of liver damage.
Driving
Valtec 200 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Valtec 200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valtec 200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Valtec 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valtec 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valtec 200 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Valtec Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valtec 200 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Valtec 200 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Valtec 200 mg Tablet helps in the treatment and prevention of seizures.
  • Take it at the same time every day to maintain consistent levels in your body.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valtec 200 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • 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.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not take Valtec 200 mg 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Valtec with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Quitsun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Suclosz
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Loxaris
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Panik
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Risure
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Altipenem, Merofit, Merolan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Norma
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Valtec

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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Valtec 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?

Valtec 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 Valtec?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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