Divalgress ER 500 mg 10 Tablets

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About

Prescription status:

Prescription required


Manufacturer Name:

La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd


Drug classification:

Anticonvulsants


What is this used for:

  • Seizures 
  • Mania
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Migraine Headaches


When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy towards this medicine
  • Renal failure
  • Liver damage
  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Acute Pancreatitis


How should i take the medicine:

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.


How this medicine works:

This medicine works by stabilizing certain neurotransmitters within the brain.


Side effects

  • Abdominal pain (common)
  • Hair loss (Less common)
  • Blurred vision (Less common)
  • Amnesia/ Forgetfulness (Less Common)
  • Anorexia (Less common)
  • Back pain (Less common)
  • Constipation (Less common)
  • Depression (Less common)
  • Dyspepsia (Less common)
  • Headache (Less common)
  • Abnormal thinking (Less common) 


Pregnancy warning:

Category X -Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.


Lactation warning:

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.


Renal dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative based on creatinine clearance values.


Hepatic dose adjustments:

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.


Drug interactions:

  • Warfarin-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,it may increase the risk of occurrence of bleeding disorders If you experience any signs and symptoms like easy bruising, red spots on the skin, dark brown stools, dizziness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Aspirin-Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,it may increase the risk of occurrence of adverse reactions like nephrotoxicity(Kidney damage), ototoxicity(ear damage) If you experience any signs and symptoms like ringing of the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Carbamazepine- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,it may increase the risk of occurrence of adverse reactions like nephrotoxicity(Kidney damage), ototoxicity(ear damage) If you experience any signs and symptoms like ringing of the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Erythromycin- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,it may increase the risk of occurrence of adverse reactions like nephrotoxicity(Kidney damage), ototoxicity(ear damage) If you experience any signs and symptoms like ringing of the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Phenobarbital- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,it may increase the risk of occurrence of adverse reactions like nephrotoxicity(Kidney damage), ototoxicity(ear damage) If you experience any signs and symptoms like ringing of the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Amitryptilline - Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,it may increase the risk of occurrence of adverse reactions like nephrotoxicity(Kidney damage), ototoxicity(ear damage) If you experience any signs and symptoms like ringing of the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, then inform to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition.


Food interactions:

N/A


Expert Advice:

  1. Follow all the instructions mentioned by your doctor carefully
  2. Please visit your doctor if you experience any suicidal thoughts, abnormal sadness, immediately.
  3. Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet. Swallow it whole.
  4. Seek emergency medical help if you experience any of the side effects like Dizziness, Light-headedness, fainting, etc.
  5. Sudden stoppage of this medicine may cause symptoms of withdrawal like tremors, blurred vision, hallucinations, etc. 
  6. It is recommended to avoid driving or using heavy machinery immediately after consuming this medicine.


Missed dose instructions:

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.


Overdose Instructions:

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.


Storage Instructions:

1.   Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

2.   Keep away from the reach of children

3.   Discard the unused medicine safely after use


References:

1. [Internet]. Davisplus.fadavis.com. 2020 [cited 25 September 2020]. Available from: https://davisplus.fadavis.com/3976/meddeck/pdf/valproates.pdf

2. Divalproex Sodium (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic [Internet]. Mayoclinic.org. 2020 [cited 25 September 2020]. Available from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/divalproex-sodium-oral-route/description/drg-20072886

3. What You Need to Know About Divalproex Sodium [Internet]. Healthline. 2020 [cited 25 September 2020]. Available from: https://www.healthline.com/health/divalproex-sodium-oral-tablet

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Caution

Keep away from direct sunlight

Store in a dry place

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