Valprol-CR 200 Tablet is a combination
of two medicines used to treat epilepsy, a neurological disorder in which there
are recurrent episodes of seizures or fits. It controls the abnormal activity
of the brain, relaxes the nerves and hence, prevents seizures or fits.
Valprol-CR 200 Tablet should be taken with food. Your
doctor will decide the correct dose for you. This may increase gradually until
your condition is stable. This medicine may take several weeks to work but it
is important to take it regularly to get the benefit. Do not stop taking it,
even if you feel fine unless your doctor advises you to. You may have more
seizures, or your bipolar disorder may get worse.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea,
vomiting, loss of appetite, swelling of gums, headache, sleepiness, tremor,
hair loss and liver injury. Most side effects wear off, but if they bother you
or do not go away, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or
reducing these effects.
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have
kidney or liver problems, meningitis or depression or suicidal thoughts. Also
let your doctor know about all other medications you are using as some may
affect, or be affected by, this medicine, including contraceptive pills. If you
are pregnant or breastfeeding, Valprol-CR
200 Tablet can be taken if it is clearly needed but the dose may be
adjusted. You should avoid driving or riding a bicycle if this medicine makes
you drowsy or dizzy. You may need frequent blood tests to check how you are
responding to this medicine.
You should avoid alcohol while taking Valprol-CR 200 Tablet, as it may worsen certain side effects. This
medicine can also lead to weight gain, eat a healthy balanced diet, and avoid
snacking with high-calorie food, and exercise regularly. Inform your doctor if
you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening
depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.