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Valvo - CR 300 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Valvo Tablet CR

Valvo Tablet CR side effects

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

How to use Valvo 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. Valvo - CR 300 Tablet is to be taken with food.
This will help to avoid stomach upset.

How Valvo Tablet CR works

Valvo - CR 300 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.

Valvo Tablet CR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Valvo - CR 300 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valvo - CR 300 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valvo - CR 300 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
Valvo - CR 300 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
Valvo - CR 300 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valvo - CR 300 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
Valvo - CR 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Valvo - CR 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Valvo - CR 300 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Valvo - CR 300 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 Valvo - CR 300 Tablet affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Valvo - CR 300 Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Monitor your weight during the treatment as Valvo - CR 300 Tablet can cause weight gain.
  • Your doctor may monitor Valvo - CR 300 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 Valvo - CR 300 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 Valvo

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I am taking zeptol CR 400 in morning and night. I have been taking this tablet for 10 years. I am newly married, 6 months old and we are planning for baby now. Is zeptol cr 400 a birth control tablet. Earlier i took epilex chrono 300 and gardenal 60mg. Now i had stopped both tables as doctor advised and taking zeptol Cr 400 alone. Please advice me whether Zeptol is a safe tablet while planning for pregnancy and want to know is it like a birth control tablet. Please help
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
its not a birth control pill.it is usually prescribed for epilepsy. you can continue taking it if required.
What is the use of recita forte tablet
Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
Ask A Chemist
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).
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FAQs

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

Yes, Valvo 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 Valvo?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valvo. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valvo.

Q. Can Valvo be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?

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

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

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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