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Valcot Cr 300mg Tablet

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Valcot Cr 300 MG Description

Valcot CR 300mg tablet is a prescription medication. It is used for treating epilepsy (seizures), bipolar disorder, and migraines. The tablet is used to prevent migraines as it has a calming effect o

the brain and relaxes the nerves. The main component of Valcot CR 300mg tablet is Valproic Acid (Depakene). It is an anticonvulsant. Valcot CR 300mg tablet is also rarely prescribed for depression apart from epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Valcot CR 300mg tablet works by increasing certain chemicals in the brain. Consume the medicine as per a doctor's advice. It is recommended to swallow the tablet with lukewarm water. Avoid breaking, crushing or powdering it. Possible side effects may be sleepiness, dizziness and loss of hunger.

Product Summary

Offer Price₹52.36
You Save₹9.24 (15% on MRP)
ContainsValproic Acid / Valproate(300.0 Mg)
UsesEpilepsy/Seizures, Prevention of Migraine, Bipolar disorder
Side effectsDizziness, Blurred vision, loss of appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Sleepiness
TherapyANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Valcot Cr 300 MG

  • Valcot CR 300mg Tablet has the following uses:
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Prevention of migraine
  • Bipolar disorder

Contraindications of Valcot Cr 300 MG

  • Caution should be exercised in the below patients while administering Valproic Acid:
  • If you have a history of urea cycle disorder
  • If you have a known instance of irritability and confusion
  • If you are a coma patient or patient with mental retardation
  • If you have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • If you have a known allergy to any of the components of the tablet

Side effects of Valcot Cr 300 MG

  • Below are the side effects of Valcot CR 300mg tablet:
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleepiness

Precautions and Warnings of Valcot Cr 300 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Valcot CR 300mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Using a Valcot CR 300mg tablet during pregnancy is not recommended by physicians. Avoid taking the medication if you are pregnant except when essential. The benefits should outweigh possible hazards in such a case. There are reported complications in newborn infants whose mothers consumed anti-seizure medicines.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Valcot CR 300mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
The principal component of the Valcot CR 300mg tablet is excreted in the breast milk of lactating mothers. There might be consequential adverse reactions in infants from this medication. Decide whether you should discontinue nursing or discontinue the medicine, given the importance of the Valcot CR 300mg tablet to the feeding mother.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Valcot CR 300mg tablet?
A:
It is advisable to sidestep driving or undertake any action that demands concentration instantly after consuming a Valcot CR 300mg tablet. It might make you feel dizzy, feel unsteady, or have trouble keeping your balance.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Valcot CR 300mg tablet?
A:
Valcot CR 300mg tablet may cause dizziness and sleepiness. You should not drive or do anything which needs mental focus until you know how the medication affects you.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience dizziness, drowsiness or vision changes
  • You have suicidal thoughts
  • You have an injury or bruising as the tablet may also affect platelet counts
  • You have increased hair growth on the face, thinning of hair and acne as it may also cause cosmetic side effects
  • You have weight gain
  • You experience increased seizure frequency

Mode of Action of Valcot Cr 300 MG

How Does It Work?

Valcot CR 300mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. Its main component is Valproic Acid, which works as an anticonvulsant. Valcot CR 300mg tablet works by increasing certain chemicals in the brain....
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Directions for Use of Valcot Cr 300 MG

  • Swallow the tablet as a whole.
  • Consume the tablet at a fixed time every day.
  • Take this tablet regularly when you need it and take a fixed dose.
  • Do not miss a dose. It might make the medicine less effective.
  • Let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders.
  • Inform your doctor about the other tablets that you are using or taking.
  • Take Valcot CR 300mg tablet with or without food.
  • Take the tablet as per the advised dose and duration.
  • Do not stop taking it abruptly without discussing it with your doctor, as this may increase seizure frequency.

Interactions of Valcot Cr 300 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Valcot CR 300mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. Its main component is Valproic Acid (Depakene).
  • Do not combine Valproic acid with clozapine as it replaces clozapine from the protein binding site resulting in decreased clozapine serum concentrations.
  • Avoid combining Valproic acid with carbamazepine, lamotrigine, and phenytoin as they may induce the metabolism of valproic acid.
  • Monitor while combining Valproic acid with carbamazepine. It may increase serum concentrations of carbamazepine
  • Clarithromycin, Troleandomycin, Erythromycin, Isoniazid and Felbamate may inhibit the metabolism of Valcot Cr 300mg Tablet
  • Monitor while combining with Valproic acid as it inhibits the metabolism of lamotrigine.
  • Monitor while mixing with Valproic acid as it seems to inhibit the metabolism of nimodipine and phenobarbital

Interactions with food items

  • Valcot CR 300mg tablet usually induces GI upset, so you should take it with sufficient water or food to reduce GI upset. You may also need to divide doses.
  • Food might slow absorption, but it does not impact the extent of absorption.
  • Do not mix valproate sodium oral solution with carbonated beverages.

Storage and disposal of Valcot Cr 300 MG

Keep the medication in its original container. Keep the medicine container closed tightly. Keep the box should be out of the reach of children. Store the medicine at room temperature and away from exc...
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Dosage of Valcot Cr 300 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose of Valcot CR 300mg tablet include seizure, sleepiness and extreme headache. If there is an overdose of the medication, call the emergency medical helpline or healthcare advisor im...
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Missed a Dose

It is advisable to take a Valcot CR 300mg tablet according to the timetable. If you have missed a dose of the medicine, take it as soon as possible. But, if it is almost time for the next dose, ignore...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is Valcot CR 300mg tablet only a prescription medicine?

A: Valcot CR 300mg tablet is essentially a prescription medicine. No one else should consume your medication. Ask your pharmacist or doctor questions that you might have about the prescription. You need to keep a written list of all prescription medications. Take this prescription when you visit a doctor or when you get admitted to the hospital. It is vital information that must be carried out in case of emergencies.

Q: Is it safe to take Valcot CR 300mg tablet for the long term?

A: Consumption of Valcot CR 300mg tablet may weaken the bones and cause other side effects. Get yourself checked regularly.

Q: I am concerned because I have heard that Valcot CR 300mg tablet causes hair loss. Is it true?

A: Yes, Valcot CR 300mg tablet may change the hair colour, and cause thinning or hair loss. If this happens, consult your doctor and get your dose monitored.
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Last Updated on: 25 Apr 2022 | 11:29 AM (IST)

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