Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid Tablets- This tablet comes under the branding of AP-CHRONO-200 and is a combination of two medicine: Sodium valproate and Valproic acid. This medicine works by decreasing the brain’s excessive and abnormal nerve activity. Thereby helps in controlling seizures. This tablet increases the amount of a chemical substance called GABA, this helps block the nerve transmission across the brain and provides a calming effect.
Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid Tablets belong to a class of medicines called ‘anticonvulsants’ or ‘anti-epileptics’ primarily used to treat epilepsy/seizures/fits. Additionally, it is also used to treat mood disorders and migraine. Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. In patients with seizures, the typical brain electrical pattern is disrupted by sudden bursts of electrical impulses that affect an individual’s consciousness, movements, or sensations.
Some of the important uses of this medication are listed below.
Can I drink alcohol while taking this medicine?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine. Drinking alcohol will increase the side effects caused by this medicine.
Can this tablet be stopped when epilepsy symptoms are relieved?
No, it should be continued as advised by the doctor. Stopping this medicine suddenly may cause the symptoms to reappear that too with increased frequency. If any problems are experienced due to this tablet, consult the doctor for re-evaluation.
What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of this medicine?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions written on the pack or label. Dispose of unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
How does this medicine work?
This tablet decreases excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain. It increases the amount of a chemical substance called GABA, this helps in blocking the nerve transmission across the brain and provides a calming effect. Thereby helps in controlling seizures.