Valparin (Sodium Valproate)
What is Valparin (Sodium Valproate) used for?
Valparin (Sodium Valproate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from epilepsy. The medication regulates electrical impulses in the brain to prevent seizures from occurring. This action may also make it useful for treating manic episodes caused by bipolar disorder or as a mood stabilizer for patients with bipolar disorder. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Valparin (Sodium Valproate)?
Valparin (Sodium Valproate) is normally taken once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and symptom severity. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split or crush the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Valparin (Sodium Valproate)?
Some patients using Valparin (Sodium Valproate) may experience side effects including:
Severe side effects that may require emergency medical attention include decreased platelet count in the blood, hyperactivity, tremors, ataxia, vasculitis, confusion, liver disorders, anemia, increased white blood cell count, or pancreatitis. Inform your physician about any unusual or worrying symptoms you encounter to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Valparin (Sodium Valproate) should not be used by patients with porphyrias, active liver disease, or a family history of severely decreased liver function. Also inform your physician if you diabetes, long term skin inflammation, urea cycle disorders, decreased kidney function, or a history of liver disease. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Valparin (Sodium Valproate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.