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Sodium Valproate

Sodium valproate is a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraines and seizures. Side effects include nausea, tremors, tender gums, abdominal cramps, weight gain, diarrhea and confusion.

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My 15-year-old son has epilepsy. Is Valproate safe for him?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old father, and my 15-year-old son has epilepsy. I have heard about the anticonvulsant Valproate, and I am wondering if it would be suitable for my son. Can you provide information about Valproate, its effectiveness in treating epilepsy, and any potential side effects ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Fortunately, nowadays we have numerous efficacious treatments to control epilepsy. Undoubtedly, Valproate (Sodium Valproate) is one of them. Its safety and efficacy for individuals older than 10 years have been approv...  Read Full »

My 9-month-old baby gets seizures even after taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is of 9 months, and he is having seizures. Doctor has recommended him medicines like Omnacortil forte 3 ml four times a day, Valparin 3 ml twice a day, and Lonazep once a day. After taking this for almost 20 days, the seizure episodes are still not yet stopped, and recently we...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that children with periventricular leukomalacia do have a lot of seizures and also suffer from reflux. It is very important to distinguish between these two. I would suggest the following changes. 1. Please take a video of the seizures while they are h...  Read Full »

My partner has anxiety after taking epilepsy drugs. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner was diagnosed with epilepsy seven years ago. Since then, she has had three convulsive seizures but has not had any in the past five years. She is 21 and currently on 100 mg of Epilim day and night. She had an electroencephalogram (EEG) three months ago which resulted in abnorma...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Regarding your question, is there really a need for her to be on the medication anymore as it is ruining her life, we need to do magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Brain...  Read Full »

Do I need liver supplements while taking Depakote?

Query: Hello doctor, Are there any liver supplements that I can take while on Risperdal and Depakote?  Read Full »

Dr. Surabhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The side effects of Depakote (Sodium valproate) on the liver are quite common and well known. It does cause an increase in liver enzymes level and symptoms like weakness, lethargy, jaundice (yellowing of skin and sclera), loss of appetite - all due to its effect on the ...  Read Full »

Is there any medicine to control bad mood swings and short-temper?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heavy mood swings. If something is happening against my will, I lose my patience and I am not able to tolerate this. That phase is very short like for a few minutes, but in that short phase, I threw something or grumble my teeth or utter bad words to anyone who is...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I must assure you that there are multiple medications which can be used to control anger. Most of these medications stabilize your brain and help in controlling mood swings after a trivial incident. The ...  Read Full »

My husband is still aggressive despite medicines. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has started to behave violently suddenly. Earlier, he had a high temper, but recently for about three to four months back, he has become very aggressive and started breaking things in the house. He does not like talking to anyone, and he might end up beating anyone in front ...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I see your husband has been on Eptoin in the past and is on Sodium Valproate currently, which shows that he is suffering from a seizure disorder or epilepsy. What is the dose of Sodium Valproate he is on? When...  Read Full »

How to treat seizures without side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 years old working man. Three years back, I had my first seizure attack while in my office and discussing a meeting. It was a powerful attack, and I got injured, mostly in my face. A few months later, when I was packing my luggage for travel, I lost consciousness for about two ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Since tablet Brivajoy (Brivaracetam) is challenging to find, it is fine to continue with tablet Valparin Chrono (Sodium Valproate and Valproic Acid) 500 mg three times daily and tablet Levera (Levetiracetam) 500 mg twice daily. This is a g...  Read Full »

Does a typical febrile convulsion cause any harm?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years 8 months old. We observed high temperature yesterday night. She vomited and after cleaning her mouth we gave 5 mL Panadol. Thereafter, she has lay down on bed and after roughly 15 minutes of her sleep we observed a strange physical movement and that lasted approxima...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit R. Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query thoroughly, seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understood your concern. 1. With your history, it sounds like a typical febrile seizure. It is atypical if seizure last for more than 15 minutes or occurs more t...  Read Full »

Is bleeding during pregnancy a side effect of Epilim?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 13 weeks pregnant. I am on 800 mg Epilim per day that is 400 mg in the morning and 400 mg at night. I have had threatened miscarriage and more spotting. Can Epilim cause bleeding in pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Epilim - Sodium valproate, although have many side effects, bleeding during pregnancy is not a known side effect. I mean to say that Epilim causing bleeding during pregnancy is just a remote possibility if any. I take this opportunity to inform you that Epilim should be ...  Read Full »

Can Ginseng and Valparin be taken together?

Query: Hi doctor, Can Ginseng be taken along with antiseizure medicine like Valparin? I have been asked by my fitness trainer to take Ginseng to increase stamina and immunity. Please suggest me.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ginseng is a medicinal plant known for its energy-boosting properties. There are different types of ginseng, such as Asian, American, and Siberian. To provide accurate advice, I need to know which type you are using and for what purpose. It is important to note that gi...  Read Full »

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