Valtec 500 mg EC-tablet: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Cipla

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Trade name: Valtec

Strength: 500 mg

Type: EC-Tablet

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: Valtec 500 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: Valtec 500 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.

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Dosage: Start with 600 mg daily and increased to 1000 mg to 2000 mg a day.

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Date last updated: August 6th, 2016