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Valproic acid is used in the treatment of seizures, bipolar disorders (mood disorder) and to prevent a migraine headache.
How does the drug work?
Valproic acid regulates the levels of substances called neurotransmitters in the brain, thus, it calms down the brain, treating the brain disorders.
What are the common side effect?
The common valproic acid side effects include constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, drowsiness, headache, hair loss, nausea, stomach cramps or pain, difficulty sleeping, change in appetite, vomiting, weakness and weight changes.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Can I increase the dose of valproic acid if I do not get relief from a migraine headache? You should never change the dose of valproic acid without a doctor’s consultation even though it is not relieving your migraine. Instead, ask a doctor for help.
2. What is the dose of valproic acid for the treatment of fits in children? For children over 20 Kgs, the dose is 400 mg per day and for children below 20 Kgs, it is 20mg per kg body weight. This is decided and further adjusted by your doctor.
3. Should I stop taking valproic acid tablets if I have an unplanned pregnancy? Do not stop unless told by your doctor and immediately inform your doctor about the unplanned pregnancy.
4. Will I have skin problems while using lamotrigine and valproic acid together? Yes. Skin rashes are more often experienced by people taking lamotrigine and valproic acid together.
5. How can I avoid nausea with valproic acid tablets? Nausea is one of the common side effects of valproic acid. You may take the medicine with food to avoid nausea.