Sodium Valproate + Valproic Acid is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Sodium Valproate + Valproic Acid1 and Sodium Valproate + Valproic Acid2. They work together to control seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Q. Can the use of Biproate cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Biproate 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 Biproate?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Biproate. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Biproate.
Q. Can Biproate be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?
No, Biproate should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Biproate suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Biproate, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Biproate 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 Biproate?
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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 12th Dec 2018. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.