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Divaa-500 Tablet 15's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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Product Details

About Divaa-500 Tablet 15's

Divaa-500 Tablet 15's belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy/seizures/fits. Additionally, Divaa-500 Tablet 15's is also used to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder and to prevent migraine. Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. In epilepsy the brain's electrical rhythms become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures.

Divaa-500 Tablet 15's contains 'Divalproex sodium', which decreases the brain's excessive and abnormal nerve activity. Thereby helps in controlling seizures. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's increases the amount of a chemical substance called GABA, this helps block the nerve transmission across the brain and provides a calming effect. Thereby helps treat bipolar disorder. 

Take Divaa-500 Tablet 15's with or without food. You are advised to take Divaa-500 Tablet 15's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as abdominal pain, back pain, constipation, diarrhoea, dizziness, nausea, increased appetite, and vomiting. Most of these side-effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side-effects persistently.

Please do not stop taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's without consulting your doctor to avoid worsening of seizures. Do not take Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you are pregnant as it could cause serious birth defects. If you are of child-bearing age, use effective contraception while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's. Consult your doctor before taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you are breastfeeding. Avoid driving or operating machinery as Divaa-500 Tablet 15's causes dizziness, and may affect thinking and motor skills. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Divaa-500 Tablet 15's as it could lead to increased dizziness. Care should be taken while giving Divaa-500 Tablet 15's to children below 2years as there is a higher risk of liver intoxication during the first 6months of treatment. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of Divaa-500 Tablet 15's

Epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraine

Medicinal Benefits

Divaa-500 Tablet 15's belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's is used to treat epilepsy/seizures/fits. Additionally, Divaa-500 Tablet 15's is also used to treat mood disorder and to prevent migraine headaches. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain. Thereby helps in controlling seizures. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's treats mood disorder by increasing the amount of a chemical substance called GABA, this helps block the nerve transmission across the brain and provides a calming effect. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's prevents migraine headache by limiting the transmission of nerve pain. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's is used alone or in combination to treat simple seizures, complex partial seizures and complex absence seizures. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's is used in combination to treat multiple seizures such as absence seizures.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water; do not chew, or crush the tablet/capsule.Syrup/Suspension/Drops: Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack; shake the pack well before each use.Sprinkle capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water or sprinkle the capsule contents on food and consume.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Divaa-500 Tablet 15's

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Increased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Weight changes
  • Problems with walking or coordination

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you are allergic to any of its contents, have/ had liver problems or urea cycle disorders. Inform your doctor before taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you have pancreatitis, blood problems or multi-organ hypersensitivity. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendency while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's. Divaa-500 Tablet 15's may cause thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets), hyperammonemia (high levels of ammonia in the blood), hypothermia (low body temperature) and liver problems. Please do not stop taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's without consulting your doctor to avoid worsening of seizures. Do not take Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you are pregnant as it could cause serious birth defects. If you are of child-bearing age, use effective contraception while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's. Consult your doctor before taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you are breastfeeding. Avoid driving or operating machinery as Divaa-500 Tablet 15's causes dizziness and may affect thinking and motor skills. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Divaa-500 Tablet 15's as it could lead to increased dizziness. Care should be taken while giving Divaa-500 Tablet 15's to children below 2years as there is a higher risk of liver intoxication during the first 6months of treatment.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Divaa-500 Tablet 15's may have interaction with pain killers (aspirin), anti-epileptics (pregabalin, topiramate, phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, lamotrigine, felbamate, ethosuximide), anti-HIV (zidovudine), anti-depressant (duloxetine, escitalopram, amitriptyline, nortriptyline), anti-psychotic (aripiprazole, lurasidone, quetiapine), anti-anxiety (alprazolam), anti-TB (rifampicin), anti-coagulant (warfarin), antibiotics (imipenem, meropenem), and benzodiazepine (diazepam).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness. Alcohol intake might also provoke seizures.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Divaa-500 Tablet 15's may interact with disease conditions such as depression, liver disease, urea cycle disorders, suicidal tendency, HIV disease and thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • ASPIRIN
  • PREGABALIN
  • TOPIRAMATE
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PRIMIDONE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • LAMOTRIGINE
  • FELBAMATE
  • ETHOSUXIMIDE
  • ZIDOVUDINE
  • DULOXETINE
  • ESCITALOPRAM
  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • NORTRIPTYLINE
  • ARIPIPRAZOLE
  • LURASIDONE
  • QUETIAPINE
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • WARFARIN
  • IMIPENEM
  • MEROPENEM
  • DIAZEPAM
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's as it may cause increased dizziness.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      Divaa-500 Tablet 15's belongs to pregnancy category D. Avoid taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you are pregnant as it could lead to serious birth defects. Consult your doctor for further advice.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Divaa-500 Tablet 15's may pass into breastmilk. Consult your doctor before taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's if you are breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Divaa-500 Tablet 15's causes dizziness and may affect thinking and motor skills. Do not drive or operate machinery.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      unsafe

      Divaa-500 Tablet 15's should not be used if you have liver problems or your family has a history of liver problems. Please consult your doctor if you have liver problems or any concerns regarding this.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please consult your doctor if you have kidney impairment or any concerns regarding this.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Divaa-500 Tablet 15's can be given to children if prescribed by the doctor. The dose will be adjusted by the doctor depending upon the child's body weight. Care should be taken in children below 2years as they are at a higher risk of liver toxicity.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • A ketogenic diet (low in carbohydrates and high in fats) is recommended for children with epilepsy. This diet helps in utilising fat instead of glucose for the generation of energy.
    • Atkins diet (high fay and controlled carbohydrates) is recommended for adolescents and adults.
    • Exercising regularly helps in maintaining weight and improving overall health. 
    • Rest well, get plenty of sleep.
    • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
    • Meditation and yoga can help lower the stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improves coping skills.
    • Have a seizure response plan, help those around you know what to do.
    • Prepare your living area, small changes may reduce the risk of physical injury during a seizure.
    • Understand what triggers seizures and try reducing or avoiding them.
    • Please pay attention to overall health as it can help in reducing seizure activity.
    • Install an alarm or emergency device to get assistance during a seizure attack.

    Special Advise

    • Regular monitoring of blood count and coagulation tests are advised while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's as it may cause thrombocytopenia (low platelet levels).
    • Divaa-500 Tablet 15's may cause liver toxicity, usually during the first 6months of treatment. Children below two years are at a higher risk. Regular monitoring of liver function tests before treatment and at frequent intervals is advised.
    • Divaa-500 Tablet 15's might alter thyroid function tests and urine ketone tests. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's.

    Other Information (DIV0019)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. It is a disorder of the nervous system which occurs due to disturbed nerve cell activity in the brain. In epilepsy the brain's electrical rhythms become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures. In patients with seizures, the typical brain electrical pattern is disrupted by sudden bursts of electrical impulse that affect an individual's consciousness, movements or sensations. Seizures are of two types: generalised and partial seizures. Generalised seizures affect the entire brain, whereas partial seizures affect only a part of the brain. Seizures can cause uncontrollable muscle twitches and spasms. Stronger seizures may cause people to become confused or unconscious. Possible causes include high fever, trauma, genetic disorder, brain injury or stroke.

    Mood disorder: It is a mental health disorder which mainly affects a person's emotional state. A mood disorder is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from manic highs to depressive lows.

    Migraine: Migraine is a neurological condition which is characterized by intense headaches. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

    FAQs

    Divaa-500 Tablet 15's decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain. Thereby helps in controlling seizures.

    Divaa-500 Tablet 15's helps to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder by increasing the amount of a chemical substance called GABA, this helps in blocking the nerve transmission across the brain and provides a calming effect.

    Divaa-500 Tablet 15's limits the transmission of nerve pain, thereby prevents migraine headache. Migraine is a neurological condition which is characterized by intense headaches.

    Do not discontinue Divaa-500 Tablet 15's without consulting your doctor. To treat your condition effectually continue taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's, your doctor will reduce the dose gradually to avoid worsening of seizures.

    Divaa-500 Tablet 15's may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Maintain a healthy weight by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

    Use an effective method of contraception during the treatment with Divaa-500 Tablet 15's. Avoid getting pregnant while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's as it could lead to serious birth defects. Do not stop taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's and consult your doctor immediately if you become pregnant.

    Divaa-500 Tablet 15's may cause thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets). This might increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. Be cautious while using sharp objects. Consult your doctor if you notice unexplained bleeding or bruising. Regular monitoring of blood count is advised while taking Divaa-500 Tablet 15's.

    Topiramate (anticonvulsant) should not be taken along with Divaa-500 Tablet 15's as it may cause hyperammonemia (excess ammonia in the blood), hypothermia (low body temperature) and liver problems.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Divaa-500 Tablet 15's

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.

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    Strip

    1

    15 Tablet in 1 Strip