Epilex Chrono, Valproic Acid+Sodium Valproate Uses
Epilex 500 MG Tablet is an anticonvulsant that is used to control seizures and migraine headaches. Take this medicine at the same time regularly. Do not take this medicine if you have are suffering from impaired liver function.
Epilex Chrono Side effects
Major & minor side effects for Epilex 500 MG Tablet
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
- Blurred vision
- Weight gain
- Body pain
- Skin rash
- Dry or scaly skin
Commonly asked questions
Onset of action
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 hours.
Duration of effect
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
Safe with alcohol?
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported
Usage in pregnancy?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Usage while breast-feeding?
This medicine is recommended only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available. Monitoring of undesired effects like discoloration of eyes and skin is necessary.
When not to use?
Do not take this medicine if you have a known allergy to Epilex 500 MG Tablet.
Do not take if you have any liver injury or a family history of liver injury.
Urea cycle disorders
Do not use in patients with urea cycle disorder (high ammonium levels in the blood) or family history of urea cycle disorder.
Do not use in patients and in children who are suspected to have the mitochondrial disorder (POLG e.g Alpers-Huttenlocher Syndrome).
If you miss a dose of Epilex 500 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.