Valparin (Sodium Valproate)
What is Valparin (Sodium Valproate) used for?
Valparin (Sodium Valproate) is used to treat epilepsy. It is an anti-convulsant, which helps to stabilize abnormal electrical activity in the brain. This can help to prevent and control seizures. Other uses include treating anxiety, bipolar disorder, migraine headaches and other conditions. Studies have also been conducted on the effects of this drug on the thyroid gland.
How should I use Valparin (Sodium Valproate)?
Valparin (Sodium Valproate) tablets are taken by mouth. Your physician may tell you to take it 1 to 2 times per day, with food or after eating. Only take the amount prescribed to you, and never exceed the prescribed dose.
What are the side effects of Valparin (Sodium Valproate)?
Patients taking Valparin (Sodium Valproate) may notice side effects, such as:
Immediately consult your physician and inform him or her if you notice any side effects while taking this medication.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.