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 Valgress cause sleepiness or drowsiness?
Yes, Valgress 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 Valgress?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Valgress. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by Valgress.
Q. Can Valgress be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?
No, Valgress should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping Valgress suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to Valgress, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
Q. Will a higher than the recommended dose of Valgress 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 Valgress?
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.