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Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml

Manufacturer/Marketer

INT-INTAS LABORATORIES LTD

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

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Product Details

About Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml

Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml belongs to the group of medicines called anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy/seizures/fits. Additionally, Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml is also used to treat bipolar disorder. Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder characterized by a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain leading to seizures, unusual behavior, and loss of awareness. Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from manic highs to depressive lows. 
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Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml contains 'Sodium valproate', which decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain. Thereby helps in controlling seizures. Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml 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. 
 
Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as sleepiness, dizziness, nausea, headache, and asthenia (weakness). 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.

If you are of childbearing age, use effective contraception while on treatment with Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml. Inform your doctor before taking Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not drive or operate machinery as Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may cause sleepiness and dizziness. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medications to rule out any interactions/side effects.

Uses of Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml

Epilepsy/seizures, Bipolar disorder

Medicinal Benefits

Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml belongs to a group of anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy (fits). Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby controlling seizures. Additionally, Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml is also used to treat bipolar disorder. Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml 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. 

Directions for Use

Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml will be administered by a healthcare professional; do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml

  • Somnolence (sleepiness)
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Paresthesia (prickling or burning sensation)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml if you are allergic to any of its contents, if you have urea cycle problems, mitochondrial disorders, or hepatic disease/dysfunction. Inform your doctor if you have/had liver problems, porphyria (blood disorder), diabetes, immune system disorder, bleeding problems, systemic lupus erythematosus (a rare skin condition), or kidney problems. Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may cause hepatotoxicity (liver damage); consult your doctor if you experience symptoms such as weakness, facial swelling, vomiting, malaise (general discomfort), lethargy (lack of energy or enthusiasm), and anorexia (eating disorder). Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may also cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas); consult your doctor if you experience symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, and/or anorexia (eating disorder).

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may interact with pain killers (aspirin), anti-epileptics (phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, topiramate, lamotrigine, felbamate, ethosuximide), blood thinner (warfarin), anti-HIV (zidovudine), anti-depressant (diazepam, amitriptyline, nortriptyline), antimycobacterial (rifampin), 

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness. 

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

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • ASPIRIN
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENYTOIN
  • PRIMIDONE
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • TOPIRAMATE
  • LAMOTRIGINE
  • FELBAMATE
  • ETHOSUXIMIDE
  • WARFARIN
  • ZIDOVUDINE
  • DIAZEPAM
  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • NORTRIPTYLINE
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml as it may cause increased dizziness and sleepiness.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may cause serious congenital defects and decreased IQ. Therefore, Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml should be given to pregnant women with epilepsy only if other medicines have failed to control their symptoms or are unacceptable.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may pass into breastmilk. Consult your doctor before taking Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml if you are breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml causes dizziness, sleepiness and tiredness. Avoid driving or operating machinery if you experience these symptoms.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      unsafe

      Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may cause hepatotoxicity (liver damage). Therefore it is not recommended in people with hepatic dysfunction. Please inform your doctor if you have a liver impairment or liver problem.

    • 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

      Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml can be given to children above 2 years if prescribed by the doctor. The dose will be adjusted by the doctor depending upon the child's body weight. Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml should be used with extreme caution in children below 2 years as it might cause hepatotoxicity (liver damage).

    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 utilizing fat instead of glucose for the generation of energy.
    • Atkins diet (high fat 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 stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improve coping skills.
    • Have a seizure response plan that helps those around you know what to do.
    • Prepare your living area; small changes may help in reducing 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

    • Contact your doctor immediately if you develop suicidal thoughts such as harming or killing yourself.
    • Regular tests such as serum liver tests, platelet count, coagulation tests, and ammonia level tests are advised whilst on treatment with Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml.
    • If you are of childbearing age, use effective contraception during the entire treatment with Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml.
    • Consult your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while on treatment with Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml.

    Other Information (VAL0019)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Epilepsy/Seizures: Seizures, also known as fits or convulsions, is a single occurrence of abnormal electrical activity in the brain, whereas epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. The possible causes of epilepsy include traumatic brain injury, scarring on the brain after a brain injury, high fever, stroke, vascular diseases, lack of oxygen to the brain, brain tumour, and genetic disorders. Symptoms include mood changes, anxiousness, nausea, dizziness, weakness, headache, muscle jerking, spasms, loss of balance, teeth clenching, rapid blinking or eye movements, biting the tongue, confusion, and loss of consciousness.

    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.

    FAQs

    Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain. It balances the brain's chemical messenger and prevents overactivity of the brain, thereby controlling seizures episodes.

    Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml is used to treat 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.

    Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may cause weight gain due to an increase in appetite. Maintain a healthy weight by following a proper diet and exercising regularly.

    Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml may cause hepatotoxicity (liver damage). Consult your doctor if you experience symptoms such as weakness, facial swelling, vomiting, malaise (general discomfort), lethargy (lack of energy or enthusiasm), and anorexia (eating disorder). Serum liver tests before starting Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml and at regular intervals for at least six months are advised.

    Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml should not be administered to women of child-bearing age unless it is essential to manage her condition. Women of child-bearing age must use effective contraception whilst on treatment with Valprol Vial Kit 5 ml.

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

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

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    5 ml Injection in 1 Vial