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Magnesium Valproate

Information

Uses

Magnesium Valproate is used in the treatment of epilepsy, mania (abnormally elevated mood) and migraine

How it works

Magnesium Valproate controls seizures or fits by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Hair loss, Weight gain, Liver function abnormal, Tremor

Available Medicine

  • ₹42 to ₹128
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    8 variant(s)
  • ₹41 to ₹92
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    4 variant(s)
  • ₹67
    D D Pharmaceuticals
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • Do not use magnesium valproate in children < 2years of age.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking magnesium valproate as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with magnesium valproate, as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Do not take if  allergic to magnesium valproate or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with renal disorders, hepatic diseases and cardiac disorders.
  • Not priscribed for Children < 2years of age.
  • Do not take if Pregnant.

Frequently asked questions

Magnesium Valproate

Q.

What is magnesium valproate?
Magnesium valproate is the magnesium salt of valproic acid which is used in the treatment of fits.


Content on this page was last updated on 06 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)