Valparin 400 Mg Injection 4 Ml
Valparin medicine contains sodium valproate as an active ingredient. It is used in the treatment of seizures, bipolar disorders (mood disorder) and to prevent migraine headache.
How does the drug work?
Sodium valproate (a salt of 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 Valparin 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.
• Do not take Valparin tablets if an allergic reaction has been experienced to sodium valproate when used earlier.
• Valparin should not be used by the patients with liver problems (including a family history), illnesses such as porphyria, and Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome (a genetic disorder).
• Before taking any other drugs along with the Valparin, inform a doctor to avoid unwanted effects due to the interactions.
• Valparin should be taken with caution by patients with diabetes, kidney problems, certain brain conditions, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) which effects skin, joints and other organs.
• This medicine is very harmful to the unborn baby. Therefore, pregnant women should take Valparin only with a doctor’s recommendation, if there is no other alternative. Breastfeeding women should take a doctor’s advice to ensure safety of the newborn.
• It is recommended not to drink alcohol while using Valparin. This can increase the valproic acid side effects.
• Take the exact Valparin dosage as prescribed by the doctor. Exceeding the dose can lead to unwanted effects of the drug.
• Do not drive or work with heavy machines while using this drug, due to the risk of drowsiness which alters mental alertness.
• Read the instructions given on the label of Valparin to know the sodium valproate USES and side effects to be safe side.
1. Can I increase the dose of Vaplarin if I do not get relief from migraine headache? You should never change the dose of Vaplarin 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 Valparin 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 Sodium valproate 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 Valparin tablet together? Yes. Skin rashes are more often experienced by people taking lamotrigine and Valparin together.
5. How can I avoid nausea with sodium valproate tablets? Nausea is one of the common side effects of sodium valproate. You may take the medicine with food to avoid nausea.