Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release 1000mg | Eriprox Er 1000


Divalproex Sodium Extended Release 1000mg

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Divalproex Sodium Tablets – The medicine belongs to the class of medications known as anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics. It is widely used for treating many different kinds of seizures, preventing migraine headaches, and manic episodes of bipolar disorder headaches. Epilepsy is a sudden spike in the brain’s electrical activity. In epilepsy, an imbalance in the electrical rhythms of the brain causes recurring seizures. This particular drug range is also available in generic forms.  Divalproex Sodium works by enhancing the concentration of the brain GABA that reduces the excitability of the nervous system of the human body. The best quality Divalproex Sodium Tablets comes under the brand name Eriprox Er 1000 by Eridanus Healthcare.

Composition: Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release 1000mg

Working Mechanism of Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release Tablets 

The medicine consists of Divalproex as its main ingredient which helps reduces the excessive and aberrant nerve activity in the brain, therefore assisting in seizure control. GABA is a molecule that Divalproex makes more of, which helps stop nerve impulses traveling through the brain and has a relaxing effect Thus helping treat bipolar disorder, and seizures, and prevent migraine headaches.

You can take Divalproex medicine with or without food preferably as prescribed by your healthcare provider. You are encouraged to take Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release 1000mg for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you, based on your medical condition. You could occasionally suffer a few typical adverse effects. Most of these negative effects go away gradually with time and without the need for treatment. However, you should see your doctor if you experience these adverse effects frequently. To prevent your seizures from getting worse, do not stop taking the prescribed medicine without first talking to your doctor.

Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release 1000mg Uses 

  • Treatment of epilepsy/seizures
  • Treatment of Bipolar disorder and migraine

Possible Side Effects of Divalproex Sodium Tablets 

The usage of these tablets is considered highly effective and safe for treatment. Although in some rare cases, the use of this medicine can lead to some unpleasant after-effects, The side effects of this medicine are very rare to appear and tends to resolve on their own after your body adjusts to the given treatment. However, do not take the side effects of the medicine lightly, notify your doctor, if you feel that the side effects are staying for too long and you are worried about them.

Some of the common side effects of Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release Tablets may include:

Paresthesia, Liver injury, Hypersensitivity, Pain during periods, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Deafness, Urinary incontinence, Sleepiness, Increase in body weight, Anemia, Decreased sodium level in the blood, Tremors, Dizziness.

General Instructions for the Medicine 

Some of the precautions and warnings to keep in mind about Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release Tablets are:

  • The drug also provides many side effects if it would not take correctly. So it is always recommended to consult your doctors before taking these drug range.
  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor because missing doses can result in seizures.
  • You can take the prescribed medicine with or without food, although it’s best to take it with the food to prevent stomach distress.
  • Don’t change the prescription’s brand and double-check that you have enough medication on hand.
  • It could make you feel groggy and sleepy. You should refrain from driving or doing anything else that requires concentration while you are still figuring out how it affects you.
  • While using this medication, keep an eye on your weight because it may lead to weight gain.
  • Some wholesome advice to avoid seizures:
    daily yoga practice.
    Get a good night’s sleep.
    Take your medications as prescribed.
  • Without consulting your doctor, do not abruptly stop taking the medication because doing so could make your seizures more frequent.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What happens if the patient stops taking Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release Tablets?

Without first consulting your doctor, you should not discontinue taking Divalproex medicine. Under the direction of a physician or other medical professional, the dosage of Divalproex should be gradually decreased and subsequently discontinued. Unexpectedly quitting the medicine may cause symptoms to return, including irritation, anxiety, vertigo, and tremors.

Q. Is Divalproex Tablets a mood stabilizer?

Yes, Divalproex can occasionally be used to stabilize mood. It is administered to patients whose moods fluctuate suddenly. It functions by reducing the brain’s hyperactivity associated with mood fluctuations.

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