Common side effects:
Diarrhea, disorientation, tiredness, hair loss, loss of vision, menstrual cycle changes, pounding in the ears, shakiness (vibration), unsteadiness, and weight fluctuations are all possible side effects. Ask your doctor or chemist right away if any of these side effects linger or intensify.
Uncommon Side Effects:
A tiny percentage of patients using anticonvulsants for any reason (seizures, bipolar illness, pain, etc.) may develop depression, murderous feelings, or another mental/mood issues.
The occurrence of a severe (often deadly) brain illness (encephalopathy) is uncommon, especially in people with certain metabolic conditions.
Not Known and Rare Effects:
This medicine seldom causes a severe allergic reaction. If you detect any symptoms of a major allergic response, such as fever, swollen lymph nodes, rash, itching/swelling (particularly of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or problems breathing, seek medical treatment right once.
Special Warning or precaution for use
If anyone is allergic to valproate sodium, consult any doctor or pharmacist before taking it. Notify your doctor or pharmacist about any previous medical conditions you've had, especially pancreatitis, liver disease, certain metabolic diseases (such as urea cycle illnesses, Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome), alcoholism, bleeding issues, brain disease (dementia), kidney problems, and low body water (dyshydrocele).
This product or medication can cause sleepiness, dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. You may become dizzy or sleepy if you consume alcohol or marijuana (cannabis). The drive is not recommended or operate machinery, or perform any other activity that requires alertness or coherent vision until you are sure you can do so safely. Limit your intake of alcoholic drinks.
Effect of Sodium Valproate on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
It is not advised to take this medicine when pregnant. It can or have the potential to harm or damage an unborn child. Also, see the section on Warnings. This drug is excreted in breast milk. While there have been no reports of danger to breastfeeding infants, you should check your doctor before doing so.
FAQ About Sodium Valproate
1.Is a prescription needed?
Yes, a prescription is necessary while purchasing this medicine.
2.What is the special dietary requirement which should be followed?
There is as such no special dietary requirement until the doctor specifies something specific.
3.What are the possibilities of hazards?
If swallowed it causes acute toxicity and causes skin irritation. It may cause respiratory irritation even.
4.How should it be stored?
The temperature should be kept below 30 degrees Celsius. Store in a cool, dry location. The shelf life is three years.