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Valcare-250 Tablet 10's

Valcare-250 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Systemic Healthcare

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Valcare-250 Tablet

Valcare-250 Tablet belongs to a group of anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy/seizures/fits. In addition, Valcare-250 Tablet also treats manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Besides this, it can also prevent migraine symptoms (like a headache). Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. In epilepsy, the brain's electrical rhythms become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures, sometimes leading to an unconscious state.

Valcare-250 Tablet contains Valproic acid, which reduces the brain's excessive and aberrant nerve activity. As a result, it aids in the control of seizures. Valcare-250 Tablet raises the concentration of a chemical molecule known as GABA, which helps to stop nerve communication across the brain and has a calming effect. This contributes to the treatment of bipolar disorder. Valcare-250 Tablet limits the transmission of nerve pain, thereby preventing migraine headaches.

Valcare-250 Tablet should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. You may sometimes experience nausea, upset stomach or stomach pain, tremors (shakes), sleepiness, headache, weight gain and thinning hair. Most of these side effects are temporary and will go away on their own. However, if you suffer these adverse effects on a regular basis, you should consult your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any components present in Valcare-250 Tablet . If you are pregnant, do not take Valcare-250 Tablet because it may cause serious congenital defects. Use effective contraception if you are of childbearing age while taking Valcare-250 Tablet . If you are breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking Valcare-250 Tablet . As Valcare-250 Tablet causes sleepiness and dizziness, do not drive or operate machinery. Avoid drinking alcohol with Valcare-250 Tablet as it may cause dizziness and tiredness. To rule out any negative effects, keep your doctor updated about your health condition and medications.

Uses of Valcare-250 Tablet

Treatment of Epilepsy (fits), Bipolar disorder, Migraine.

Medicinal Benefits

Valcare-250 Tablet contains Valproic acid, an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that reduces the brain's excessive and aberrant nerve activity. As a result, it aids in the control of seizures. Valcare-250 Tablet raises the concentration of a chemical molecule known as GABA, which helps to stop nerve communication across the brain and has a calming effect. This contributes to the treatment of bipolar disorder. Valcare-250 Tablet limits the transmission of nerve pain, thereby preventing migraine headaches.

Directions for Use

Tablet/Capsule: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Oral Suspension/syrup: Shake the bottle well before each use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Valcare-250 Tablet

  • Stomach pain
  • Feeling or being sick
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry or sore mouth or swollen gums
  • Shakes (tremors) in a part of your body
  • Unusual eye movements
  • Feeling tired or sleepy
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair, or changes to the colour or texture of your hair
  • Irregular or delayed periods

Drug Warnings

Before taking the Valcare-250 Tablet , let your doctor know about all your medical conditions, sensitivities, and all medications you are using. And also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant, plan to have a baby, or are breastfeeding. You should not become pregnant while you are receiving Valcare-250 Tablet . Consult your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while receiving a Valcare-250 Tablet . Alcohol should be avoided during treatment with this medicine. You must not drive or operate machinery while receiving Valcare-250 Tablet .

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Valcare-250 Tablet may interact with other anti-epileptic drugs (e.g. carbamazepine), blood thinner (e.g. warfarin), pain killers (e.g. aspirin), a medicine for stomach ulcers (e.g. cimetidine), medicines to treat HIV and AIDS (e.g. ritonavir), antibiotics (e.g. erythromycin), medicines for depression or other mental health problems (e.g. venlafaxine, quetiapine), cholesterol-lowering medicines (e.g. cholestyramine), medicines to prevent malaria (e.g. mefloquine, chloroquine).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Valcare-250 Tablet as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness. 

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have depression, liver disease, urea cycle disorders, suicidal tendencies, HIV disease, hereditary mitochondrial disorders, or thrombocytopenia (low platelets).

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • WARFARIN
  • ASPIRIN
  • CIMETIDINE
  • RITONAVIR
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • VENLAFAXINE
  • QUETIAPINE
  • CHOLESTYRAMINE
  • MEFLOQUINE
  • CHLOROQUINE

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Adolescents and adults are advised to follow the Atkins diet (high fat, low carbohydrate).
  • Exercising on a regular basis aids with weight maintenance and general health.
  • Rest well, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Meditation and yoga can help reduce stress, reduce pain sensitivity, and increase coping abilities.
  • Have a seizure response plan in place, and make sure everyone around you knows what to do in the event of a seizure.
  • Prepare your living environment; simple changes may help reduce the risk of physical damage during a seizure.
  • Understand what causes seizures and try to reduce or avoid them.
  • Please keep your overall health in mind, as it can aid in the reduction of seizure activity.
  • Install an alarm or an emergency gadget to summon help during a seizure attack.

Special Advise

  • Blood and urine tests may be affected by the Valcare-250 Tablet . Inform the person conducting the exams that you will be taking Valcare-250 Tablet .
  • If you are of childbearing age, utilise effective contraception continuously during your treatment with Valcare-250 Tablet .
  • Contact your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking Valcare-250 Tablet .

Disease/Condition Glossary

Epilepsy: It is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. It is a nervous system disorder that 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 electrical impulses that affect an individual's consciousness, movements, or sensations. Seizures are of two types: generalized and partial seizures. Generalized seizures affect the entire brain, whereas partial seizures affect only a part of the brain. Seizures can cause uncontrollable muscle cramps and spasms. More substantial seizures may cause people to become confused or unconscious. Possible causes include high fever, trauma, genetic disorder, brain injury, or stroke.

Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression or bipolar disease, is a mental health disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from manic highs to depressive lows. Symptoms of manic episodes include high energy, loss of touch with reality, and reduced need for sleep. Symptoms of depressive episodes include low motivation, low energy, and loss of interest in daily life.

Migraine: Migraine is a neurological condition that is characterized by intense headaches. A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache felt as a throbbing pain on one side of the head.

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Alcohol

Caution

Do not consume alcohol while taking Valcare-250 Tablet as alcohol can worsen the side effects of the Valcare-250 Tablet , including sleepiness and dizziness.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Valcare-250 Tablet is a Category D pregnancy drug. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause an increase in the risk of a cleft lip, which is a congenital disability in the unborn baby. If you are a female able to have a baby, you must use an effective method of birth control (contraception) without interruption during your entire treatment with Valcare-250 Tablet .

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Breast Feeding

Caution

Valcare-250 Tablet passes into breast milk and may harm your infant. Please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding before taking Valcare-250 Tablet . Breastfed infants are at risk for valproic acid-induced hepatotoxicity, so infants should be monitored for jaundice and other signs of liver damage during maternal therapy.

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Driving

Caution

Valcare-250 Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness or tiredness in some people. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy, dizzy or tired after taking Valcare-250 Tablet .

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Liver

Caution

Inform your doctor before receiving the Valcare-250 Tablet if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Extreme caution is recommended in patients with impaired liver function. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Valcare-250 Tablet .

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Kidney

Caution

Dose adjustment may be needed in patients with kidney impairment. Please inform your doctor if you have kidney impairment.

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Children

Consult your doctor

Use is not recommended for children less than ten years. Your doctor will decide the dose based on your child's condition if more than ten years.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

2Nd Floor, Block A, Suryalok Complex, King Koti Rd, Hyderabad, Telangana 500001
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FAQs

Valcare-250 Tablet decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain. Thereby helping in controlling seizures.
Valcare-250 Tablet helps to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder by increasing the amount of a chemical substance called GABA; this helps block nerve transmission across the brain and provides a calming effect.
Valcare-250 Tablet limits the transmission of nerve pain, thereby preventing migraine headaches. Migraine is a neurological condition which is characterized by intense headaches.
Valcare-250 Tablet 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 Valcare-250 Tablet . Avoid getting pregnant while taking Valcare-250 Tablet as it could lead to serious birth defects. Do not stop taking Valcare-250 Tablet and consult your doctor immediately if you become pregnant.
Valcare-250 Tablet may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Maintain a healthy weight by following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

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