Encorate 500mg Tablet
Encorate 500mg Tablet

Encorate 500mg Tablet

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Sodium Valproate(500.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-EPILEPTIC

Medical Description

Encorate Tablet contains Divalproex sodium as its active ingredient. It is used to treat fits. It is also used to treat certain symptoms like mood swings and aggressiveness associated with Bipolar dis...
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Uses of Encorate 500 MG

Encorate Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy (fits or seizures) and manic episodes associated with Bipolar disorder. For the treatment of migraine.

Contraindications of Encorate 500 MG

  • If you are allergic to Divalproex sodium or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you or any of your family members have a history of liver problems.
  • If you are suffering from a condition called urea cycle disorder.
  • If you have an autoimmune disorder of the skin called porphyria.
  • If you are suffering from a mitochondrial disorder (a genetic disorder).
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.

Side effects of Encorate 500 MG

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea, indigestion
  • Tremor (shakiness)
  • Tiredness, weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion
  • Aggression
  • Agitation
  • Altered attention
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Anaemia
  • Skin rashes, swelling, hair loss
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Double vision
  • Blood disorders like low platelet count

Precautions and Warnings of Encorate 500 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Encorate Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Encorate Tablet must not be taken during pregnancy as it is unsafe and may cause harm to the unborn baby. If you get pregnant or think you may be pregnant while on treatment with this medicine, immediately contact your doctor. For women of childbearing age, you should discuss with your physician the importance of birth control methods and potential hazards to the unborn baby as it may cause some serious birth defects.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Encorate Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
This medicine passes into breast milk, thus a decision should be made to either discontinue breastfeeding or treatment with Encorate Tablet after assessing the benefits over risks.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Encorate Tablet?
A:
You should avoid or be cautious while driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery as Encorate Tablet may make you feel dizzy and sleepy.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Encorate Tablet?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking Encorate Tablet, as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have suicidal thoughts, unusual changes in mood or behaviour, worsening depression. Immediately contact your doctor.
  • Your convulsions have worsened.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have gained a lot of weight.
  • You have problems with your liver or kidneys.
  • You are suffering from a pancreas problem like swelling or inflammation in the pancreas.
  • You are suffering from a brain disease or any metabolic condition that is affecting your brain.
  • You suffer from a condition known as urea cycle disorder.
  • You are suffering from a long-term autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
  • You suffer from any mitochondrial disorder.
  • You notice any serious allergic reaction or unwanted side effects after taking this medicine. Please contact your doctor or visit a nearby hospital immediately.

Mode of Action of Encorate 500 MG

How Does It Work?

This medicine contains Divalproex sodium as its main ingredient. It stimulates a specific pathway in the nervous system and increases a substance known as GABA. This results in reducing the rapid, rep...
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Directions for Use of Encorate 500 MG

  • Take Encorate Tablet instructed by your doctor.
  • This medicine should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed or chewed.

Interactions of Encorate 500 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Encorate Tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have...
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  • Concomitant use of Encorate Tablet along with medicines like aspirin (pain killers), phenobarbital, carbamazepine (used in fits) may increase your chances of having side effects.
  • Use of medicines like warfarin (blood thinners), Zidovudine (used in HIV infection), Temozolomide (used in cancer), selegiline, diazepam, quetiapine (used to treat your mental health), Propofol (used ...
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  • Concomitant use along with medicines like chloroquine (used in malaria), Cimetidine (used in stomach ulcers), ritonavir (used in HIV infection), rifampicin, meropenem (antibiotics), Cholestyramine (us...
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Storage and disposal of Encorate 500 MG

  • Encorate Tablet should be stored at room temperature protected from moisture and heat.
  • Keep it out of reach and sight of children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.

Dosage of Encorate 500 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may be headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, muscle weakness, lack of consciousness, breathing problems, fits, confusion, memory loss and unusual behaviour. Seek urgent medical ...
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Missed a Dose

In case you’ve missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the use of Encorate Tablet?

A: Encorate Tablet is used for the treatment of epilepsy (fits or seizures). It is also used to control migraine and some symptoms associated with Bipolar disorder.

Q: Does Encorate Tablet cause an addiction?

A: No, Encorate Tablet does not cause addiction. However, it should be taken as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not self medicate as it can lead to severe unwanted effects.

Q: How long to take Encorate Tablet?

A: The dose and duration of Encorate Tablet will depend on the response to treatment. Follow your doctor's instructions and do not stop taking this medicine on your own.
Product Details
Brand
ENCORATE
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/11/2024
Last Updated on: 07 Apr 2021 | 08:27 AM (IST)
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