Depakine 200 Mg, Antiepileptic Drug - 40 Tablets
Sodium Valproate 200 Mg Tablets
Category Of Depakine 200 Mg Tablets
Mechanism Of Action Of Sodium Valproate
Sodium Valproate is an anticonvulsant used to treat various types of seizures
Sodium Valproate acts by multiple mechanisms as inhibiting Sodium channels, also indirectly stimulates GABA (An inhibitory neurotransmitter).
Therapeutic Indications Of Depakine 200 Mg Tablets
This medicine is used to treat various types of seizures in adults and children
Epilepsy usually develop from an abnormality in electrical conductions in the brain that may, in some types, causes convulsions
Method Of Administration Of Depakine 200 Mg Tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Doses may change from patient to patient based on your age, your medical condition and whether or not you are taking other medicines.
Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you.
Do not stop taking the medicine or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause unwanted side effects or make your condition worse.
Take your dose with or without food.
Take at the same time every day.
Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor.
Swallow your tablets with a full glass of water, do not crush or chew them.
Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.
Undesirable Side Effects Of Depakine 200 Mg Tablets
Although the following side effects are not common in everyone, some patients may complain from:
At the beginning of treatment: vomiting, stomach ache, and diarrhea
Urinary incontinence (unintentional passing of urine)
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Precautions While Taking Depakine 200 Mg Tablets
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using this medicine during pregnancy and breast-feeding
Non-Pharmacological Treatments & Advice To Improve Mental Health
Ginkgo biloba has been studied for its effects on mental health and found to be effective. Gingko Biloba extract can be purchased in liquid or capsule form for example Ginkozac Capsules
Physical therapy like yoga will be helpful
Adequate amount of sleep is very important for your mental health
Always take your medications as instructed.
Warnings & Special Precautions While Taking Depakine 200 Mg Tablets
Before you use this medicine talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have, or have had, any medical conditions, especially the following:
Kidney disease (renal insufficiency)
Systemic lupus erythematosus
If you are scheduled to have surgery
A mental disorder such as depression or schizophrenia
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications including over-the-counter non-prescription medicines, prescription medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and supplements.
Storage Conditions Of Depakine 200 Mg Tablets
Store below 25°c
Don’t refrigerate the unopened container
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.