Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis
Trade name: Valparin
Strength: 200 mg
Active ingredient: Valproate
Category: Valproate is an anticonvulsant (An antiepileptic medicine).
Pregnancy category: Valproate belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).
Uses: Valparin 200 mg EC-tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy. It is also used in the treatment of mania and migraine headache.
How to use: Valparin 200 mg EC-tablet is taken orally with food to avoid stomach upset. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting the doctor. Sudden stop may increase the seizures.
Side Effects: Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, indigestion, blurred vision, change in menstrual periods, stomach pain, ringing in the ears, shakiness.
Dosage: Start with 600 mg daily and increased to 1000 mg to 2000 mg a day.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: August 6th, 2016
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