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Ivalp 250mg Tablet

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Ivalp 250 MG Description

Ivalp 250 mg Tablet is a medication used for managing seizures or fits. Other uses of Ivalp 250 mg tablets include treating bipolar disorder and lower migraine symptoms. This medicine can be used alon...
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ContainsValproic Acid / Valproate(250.0 Mg)
UsesComplex Partial Seizures, Simple and Complex Absence Seizures, Absence Seizures, Manic Episodes of Bipolar Disorder, Migraine.
Side effectsDrowsiness, Dizziness, Headache, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Changes in appetite, Weight changes.
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Ivalp 250 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Ivalp 250 mg tablets are used in the following conditions-
  • In the treatment of various types of seizures such as complex partial seizures, simple and complex absence seizures, absence seizures, etc.
  • In the management of manic episodes of Bipolar disorder (when lithium cannot be used).
  • To prevent migraine headaches.

Contraindications of Ivalp 250 MG

  • If you have a known hypersensitive reaction to Valproic acid or any ingredient of Ivalp 250 mg tablet.
  • If you are currently expecting or planning to conceive.
  • If you have been diagnosed with Pancreatitis.
  • If you have significant or serious liver dysfunction.
  • If you have been diagnosed with any genetic mitochondrial disorder
  • If you are also diagnosed with Urea metabolism cycle disorder.
  • If you suspected a mitochondrial disorder in children under the age of 2.
  • If you have noticed having any suicidal thoughts or tendencies.
  • If you have any bleeding disorder. Regular platelet count and clotting tests should be done.
  • If you have increased ammonia levels in the blood, which causes symptoms like lethargy, vomiting, mental status changes, etc.
  • If you are using Topiramate medication, which can also increase ammonia levels and cause low body temperature.

Side effects of Ivalp 250 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight changes

Precautions and Warnings of Ivalp 250 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Ivalp 250 mg Tablets during pregnancy?
A:
No, Ivalp Tablets should not be taken during pregnancy. It can harmfully affect the baby (foetus), such as neural tube defects, facial problems, cleft lip and palate, underdevelopment of the skull, heart, kidney, urogenital defects, and other developmental disorders. It can also cause low IQ and psychiatric problems in the infant. It can even lead to the death of the foetus. Please consult your doctor for appropriate treatment.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Ivalp 250 mg Tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
No, Ivalp 250 mg tablets are not recommended for breastfeeding mothers. Valproic acid transfers to the breast milk and reaches the infant. It can lead to various blood disorders in breastfed babies. Either you should discontinue breastfeeding, or the medication should be changed. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Ivalp 250 mg Tablets?
A:
No. Do not drive after using an Ivalp 250 mg tablet may lower the general alertness, which can affect the vision or make you feel drowsy and dizzy. Do not drive if you start noticing these symptoms.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Ivalp 250 mg Tablets?
A:
No, alcohol can increase the side effects of Ivalp 250 mg tablets, such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty focusing. Some people may also have impairment in thinking or judgment. Avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with Ivalp tablets.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are using other medicines for lowering blood pressure.
  • You are an older adult over the age of 65. This medicine can cause excess lethargy and tiredness. The dose should be monitored.
  • You were diagnosed with clinical depression.
  • You have a previous history of heart failure.
  • You are trying to conceive a baby.
  • You have fertility problems.
  • You have stomach issues.
  • You notice any changes in your weight.
  • You are using herbal or ayurvedic medicines and supplements while using Ivalp tablets.

Mode of Action of Ivalp 250 MG

How Does It Work?

The Ivalp 250 mg tablets have only one main ingredient: Valproic acid. Valproate is an anticonvulsant medication. It is known to inhibit a certain enzyme responsible for the metabolism of gamma-amino...
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Directions for Use of Ivalp 250 MG

  • Use the Ivalp 250 mg tablets precisely as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the prescribed dosage, as it can lead to side effects.
  • Do not crush, break, or chew Ivalp tablets.
  • It is better to swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water as soon as it is opened.
  • Ivalp tablets can be taken with or without food.
  • Do not use this medicine with other medication without asking your doctor first.
  • Do not suddenly stop using Ivalp tablets without informing your doctor.

Interactions of Ivalp 250 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Inform your doctor if you are using medicines that increase liver function, such as phenytoin, carbamazepine,
  • phenobarbital, rifampin, etc., and with Ivalp tablets. These tablets can increase the removal of Ivalp medicine from the body and lower its effects.
  • If you are using benzodiazepines, MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, or antipsychotics, Ivalp tablets can increase their potency, which can cause excessive side effects. The dose should be che...
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  • Do not use Topiramate medicine along with Ivalp tablets. It can lead to hepatic encephalopathy and increased ammonia levels in the blood.
  • If you are using medicines like amitriptyline, nortriptyline, propofol, warfarin, or zidovudine concomitantly with Ivalp tablet, dose adjustment is required.
  • Using other antiepileptics such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, etc., can decrease the levels of Ivalp tablets concentration in the plasma. So the dosages should be adjusted according to c...
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  • It is not recommended to use Ivalp tablets and quetiapine at the same time, as the combination may increase the risk of neutropenia/leucopenia (low count of white blood cells or neutrophils). It can i...
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Interactions with food items

  • Avoid having grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with Ivalp 250 mg tablets. Grapefruit can increase the levels of Ivalp medicine in the body, which can increase toxicity and side effects.

Storage and disposal of Ivalp 250 MG

Store Ivalp tablets in dry conditions at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep Ivalp 250 mg tablets far away from pets and children. Dispose of the packaging of...
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Dosage of Ivalp 250 MG

Overdose

An overdose of Ivalp 250 mg Tablets can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, muscle weakness, and loss of consciousness. In cases of an overdose of Ivalp tablets, consult...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a single dose of Ivalp tablet, take it as soon as possible. If it is time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose of the Ivalp tablet and take the next one. Consult the docto...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Tanya Gupta

BDS (Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery), MPH (Masters in Public Health)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Ivalp 250 mg Tablets cause any fertility problems if I use them daily?

A: Yes, Ivalp 250 mg tablets can cause menstrual problems, polycystic ovaries, and increased testosterone levels in women. It can also cause fertility problems in men. These problems can be reversed once Ivalp tablets are stopped for at least three months. The dose management can also improve fertility in some cases. Rarely, male infertility may not be reversible. Consult your doctor if you are planning for pregnancy.

Q: Are ​​Ivalp 250 mg Tablets safe for children?

A: The safety and effectiveness of Ivalp tablets in children below 18 years of age for treating manic episodes of bipolar disorder have not been established. It is used in children to treat seizure disorders. But you should carefully monitor the dose, and blood tests should be conducted regularly.

Q: Can Ivalp 250 mg Tablets cause weight gain if I use them every day?

A: Ivalp 250 mg tablets can cause weight gain in most people. The weight gain can be marked and progressive, but it varies from one person to another. Your doctor may warn you about the risk of weight gain at the initiation of the treatment. Try to exercise regularly and eat healthy food to counter the weight gain from this medicine.
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IVALP
Expires on or After
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Last Updated on: 20 Apr 2022 | 09:46 AM (IST)

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