Valcot

Psycormedies

Composition for Valcot Products

Valcot Products are primarily used for

Epilepsy/Seizures, Prevention of migraine, Bipolar disoder

About Valcot Products

Uses of Valcot Products

Valproic Acid is used for Epilepsy/Seizures, Prevention of migraine and Bipolar disoder.

Valcot Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Valcot are Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness, Hair loss, Weight gain, Tremor, Double vision, Diarrhea, Coordination impaired, Increased appetite, Weakness, Stomach pain.

How Valcot Products work

Valproic Acid is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information for Valcot Products

Expert advice for Valcot Products

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause cosmetic side effects such as increased hair growth on the face, acne and thinning of hair. Talk to your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment with this medicine as it can cause weight gain.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Patient Concerns about Valcot Products

Frequently asked questions about Valcot Products

Frequently asked questions about Valproic Acid

Q. I have been taking Valcot 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?
Valcot 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 Valcot?
You should not stop taking Valcot 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 Valcot. Is it because of this medicine? What should I do?
Yes, weight gain can occur with the use of Valcot. 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 Valcot?
Yes, Valcot does not have any effect on the working of birth control pills. However, contraceptives (birth control pills) may interfere with the working of Valcot 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 Valcot levels in your blood levels.
Q. Is it safe to take Valcot for long term?
Many patients can safely take Valcot for a long time. Rarely, long-term use of Valcot may weaken your bones, thereby increasing their chances of breaking easily (osteoporosis and osteopenia). If you are taking Valcot for a long time, get regular check ups done for bone health.
Q. I am concerned because I have heard that Valcot causes hair loss. Is it true?
Valcot 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 Valcot. Your hair may regrow after either reducing your dose or switching to a different medicine.

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