Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Introduction to Divakon 1000mg Tablet

It contains Divalproex Sodium, a drug that is mostly prescribed to treat bipolar illness, seizures, and migraine prevention. It functions by reestablishing the proper ratio of some neurotransmitters in the brain.

How Divakon 1000mg Tablet Works?

Divalproex Sodium: Acts as an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer by increasing the amount of a certain natural substance (GABA) in the brain, which helps to calm the brain and reduce the occurrence of seizures and mood swings.

How To Use Divakon 1000mg Tablet

  • Dosage: Adhere to the amount that your physician has advised.
  • Administration: Take the tablet with a glass of water and swallow it orally.

Special Precautions About Divakon 1000mg Tablet

  • This medicine may impact tests that measure blood and urine. Notify the examiner that you intend to take this medication.
  • If you are a woman of reproductive age, use reliable contraception consistently while taking this medication.
  • In the event that you become pregnant while using this medication, notify your doctor right away.

Benefits Of Divakon 1000mg Tablet

  • Controls seizures and reduces their frequency.
  • Stabilizes mood swings in bipolar disorder.
  • Helps prevent migraine headaches.

Side Effects Of Divakon 1000mg Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Hair loss
  • Tremor
  • Liver function abnormalities

What If I Missed A Dose Of Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it if you miss it. Don't take the missing dose if your next dose is soon due. Don’t take two doses to make up for it.
 

FAQS

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. How to check for overdose of Divakon?

Overdose of Divakon may cause headaches, blurred eyesight due to pupils of the eyes becoming smaller, lack of reflexes, confusion and tiredness. You may also experience weak or “floppy” muscles, fits (seizures), loss of consciousness, behavioral changes and breathing difficulties such as fast breathing, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Immediate medical assistance is required in case of overdose.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. What are the laboratory tests recommended prior to taking Divakon?

The doctor may suggest blood tests before starting the treatment with Divakon. The tests may include blood cell count, including platelet count, bleeding time and coagulation tests These tests are also advised to avoid any spontaneous bruising or bleeding. In addition to this, liver function tests are advised before therapy. It is recommended to periodically monitor liver function during the first 6 months of therapy, primarily in those who seem most at risk and those with a prior history of liver disease.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. What should be done if I start experiencing abdominal pain, nausea and anorexia?

If you experience acute severe abdominal pain along with nausea and vomiting, it may be due to pancreatitis. Immediately consult your doctor in case you experience these symptoms. Your doctor may get your levels of serum amylase checked. In case the test shows positive results for pancreatitis, the medication should be stopped immediately.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. Is Divakon a mood stabilizer?

Yes, Divakon can sometimes be used as a mood stabilizer. It is given in patients who experience rapid changes in their mood. It works by calming the hyperactivity of the brain during mood changes.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. What happens if I stop taking Divakon?

You should not stop taking Divakon without consulting your doctor. The dose of Divakon should be reduced gradually and eventually can be stopped under the supervision of a doctor or specialist. Suddenly stopping the medication may lead to recurrence of symptoms or irritability, anxiety, dizziness and tremors.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. Can Divakon cause weight gain?

Yes, Divakon may cause weight gain. The gain in weight could be due to an increase in hunger. Keep a check on your diet and exercise regularly to prevent any weight gain. If you are have concerns related to weight gain, consult your doctor.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. Can Divakon damage my liver?

Yes, Divakon can cause damage to the liver. The risk is more likely to occur during the first 6 months of starting the treatment with Divakon. Symptoms of liver damage may include nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, dark coloured urine, facial swelling, yellowing of the skin or white of eyes. Therefore, it is important to have liver function tests done before starting the medicine and. Tests should be done periodically during the first 6 months of therapy, especially in those who are likely to be at risk and those with a prior history of liver disease.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. Does Divakon cause hair loss?

Yes, Divakon may cause hair loss. However, it is only for a short time and is usually dose related. Please consult your doctor if the hair loss bothers you or persists for a longer duration.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. Does Divakon make you sleepy?

Yes, Divakon may make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving or other work that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.

Divakon 1000mg Tablet

Q. Can I take alcohol while I am taking Divakon?

Avoid alcohol consumption while you are on treatment with Divakon. Taking alcohol with this medicine may make you feel more drowsy, light headed or dizzy.

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Safety Advice For Divakon 1000mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Liver

Use with caution if you have liver disease. Regular liver function tests are recommended.

Kidney

Use with caution if you have kidney disease.

Alcohol

Avoid alcohol consumption as it can increase drowsiness and liver toxicity.

Driving

Avoid driving if you experience dizziness or drowsiness.

Pregnancy

Consult your doctor before using this medication during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby.

Breast feeding

Consult your doctor before using this medication while breastfeeding.

Liver

Use with caution if you have liver disease. Regular liver function tests are recommended.

Kidney

Use with caution if you have kidney disease.

Alcohol

Avoid alcohol consumption as it can increase drowsiness and liver toxicity.

Driving

Avoid driving if you experience dizziness or drowsiness.

Pregnancy

Consult your doctor before using this medication during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby.

Breast feeding

Consult your doctor before using this medication while breastfeeding.

Health And Lifestyle

To promote general health, eat a balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. Maintaining proper hydration and participating in regular exercise can enhance both mental and physical health. Steer clear of tobacco and drink in moderation to lower the chance of adverse effects and enhance general health. Use relaxation methods to control your stress, such yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. Regarding the management of epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or migraines, as well as any specific treatment plans, heed the advise of your healthcare practitioner.

Drug Interaction

  • Anticoagulants: Warfarin
  • Other Anticonvulsants: Phenytoin, Phenobarbital
  • Antidepressants: Amitriptyline, nortriptyline
  • Carbapenem Antibiotics: Meropenem, imipenem

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • N/A

Disease Explanation

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Epilepsy: The neurological condition known as epilepsy is typified by recurring seizures. The brain's aberrant electrical activity is the cause of these seizures. Bipolar illness: Manic and depressive episodes are among the severe mood fluctuations associated with bipolar illness. Migraine: Migraines are excruciating headaches that frequently come with light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting.

Update on: Monday, 8 July, 2024

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