Dicorate ER 500mg Tab is a medicines used to treat epilepsy, a neurological disorder in which there are recurrent episodes of seizures or fits. This tab controls the abnormal activity of the brain and also relaxes the nerves, thus preventing seizures or fits. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Dicorate ER 500mg Tab is Divalproex sodium 500 M
Dicorate ER 500mg Tab is an antiepileptic medication which works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. Dicorate ER 500mg Tab suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Dicorate ER 500mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Dicorate ER 500mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take Dicorate ER 500mg Tab as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for the medicine to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
Dicorate ER 500mg Tab should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking this medicine, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Dicorate ER 500mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Dicorate ER 500mg Tab may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Dicorate ER 500mg Tab is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. The limited data available suggests that adjustments of doses of this medicine may not be needed in these patients. It is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her know in advance if you have any ailments related to the liver before using this medicine.
safe to use in pregnant women? Dicorate ER 500mg Tab may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? Dicorate ER 500mg Tab may be safe if you are breastfeeding. However, this tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting Dicorate ER 500mg Tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. this medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start Dicorate ER 500mg Tab on your own. Please consult your doctor.
Category N: Not classified yet
This medication is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for bipolar disorder, epilepsy and to prevent migraine headache. It controls the abnormal activity of nerve impulses in the brain and central nervous system.
Valproic acid and derivatives help clear thinking. It raises a chemical called gamma-aminobutyric in the brain. This chemical calms the brain. It helps steady mood.
Adult: PO- Partial seizures; Primary generalized seizures- Initial-10-15 mgkgday in 2-4 divided doses. Max: 60 mgkgday. Acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder- Initial- 25 mgkg once daily. Max: 60 mgkgday. Migraine prophylaxis- 500 mg once daily for 1 wk, up to 1,000 mg once daily. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Belly pain. Hair loss. Muscle weakness. Twitching. Not able to sleep.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. This could cause seizures. Talk with your doctor.
If you have an allergy to valproic acid or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have liver disease. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad belly pain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Not able to eat. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Oral: Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C).
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Antipsychotics, Anticonvulsants, Antimigraine Preparations
Livogen tablet helps to synthesize new red blood cells and to prevent anemia. It can be used both in children and adults.
Take 1 tablet after meals or as directed by your physician.
It is generally prescribed during pregnancy to meet the increased demand of the body. However, do not take it on your own, consider taking it only if suggested by your doctor.
Yes! Livogen tablet is used to treat or prevent cases of iron deficiency (anemia). However, do not self-medicate. Consider taking only if it is suggested by your doctor..
The common side effects may include:
Nausea, anorexia, vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, heartburn, black stool, and allergic reactions.
Livogen contains ferrous fumarate and folic acid where as Livogen-Z contains Ferrous fumarate, folic acid, and an additional compound “Zinc Sulphate”.
It will depend on the condition being treated. Follow the prescribed length of course as suggested by your doctor.
Livogen tablet is prescribed for the treatment of some types of anemia. However, your doctor may diagnose the type of anemia you have and based on the diagnosis, may suggest the appropriate medication.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. it is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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