What is Convulex used for?

Convulex is an anticonvulsant medicine used to treat epilepsy in adults and children. It helps to reduce the number and severity of seizures.

Why is Epival syrup used?

EPIVAL SYRUP 200ML belongs to a group of anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics used to treat epilepsy/seizures/fits. Additionally, EPIVAL SYRUP 200ML also treats bipolar disorder and prevent symptoms of migraine (like a headache). Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain.

What is sodium valproate 100mg used for?

Sodium valproate is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It’s occasionally used to prevent migraine headaches. This medicine is only available on prescription.

What is Convulex syrup?

Syrup: Epilepsies: Convulex® 50 mg/ml syrup for children is used for the treatment of primary generalised, secondary generalised and partial epileptic seizure forms.

Can valproic acid damage brain?

Valproic acid can cause serious birth defects (physical problems that are present at birth), especially affecting the brain and spinal cord and can also cause lower intelligence and problems with movement and coordination, learning, communication, emotions, and behavior in babies exposed to valproic acid before birth.

What is the symptoms of epilepsy?

Symptoms of seizures include:

  • Staring.
  • Temporary confusion.
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs.
  • Stiffening of the body.
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control.
  • Falling suddenly for no apparent reason, especially when associated with loss of consciousness.

Can we take Epival with empty stomach?

These tablets can be taken either with or without food because they have a special coating that helps avoid upsetting the stomach. They must be swallowed whole and should not be broken, crushed or chewed.

How quickly does valproate work?

Sodium valproate may take several days to show an initial effect and in some cases may take from two to six weeks for maximum effect. Treatment is started with low doses and may be increased over a couple of weeks according to your child’s response.

What is the most common side effect of the valproate family of drugs?

The most commonly reported side effects at the start of therapy include nausea, vomiting, and indigestion; these effects are usually transient. Sedative effects occur most often in patients receiving combination therapy.