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Sodium Valproate

Sodium Valproate

Apologies if this has been answered before. I'm on a cocktail of meds ,that don't work The neurologist took me off fycompa last thing at night & added extended release Sodium valproate ,300 mg then up to 500mg at night.I know all medications can cause balance & uncoordinated movements but since I've been on the 500 mg I' be had 4 falls ( not seizures) in as many months I have to be careful as I have osteopaenia. My clusters of partials have increased from 24 to 36 hours as well I have emailed… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes sodium valproate trade name is Eppolam can cause you to fall as one of the side affects

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was on Sodium Valporate / Epilem for 8 years with others added on, I started to notice odd things like I would walk towards the kerb, always throw the dogs ball to the left and trip over my left foot. When it became obvious to other people I realised it had being going on for a long time, then I started to develop a tremor and over a few weeks it got so bad I brought forward my appointment, he said straight away it was the epilem and I was slowly taken off them and put onto Brivaracetam and within few weeks it all stopped.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

They could still be drop seizures, I have them. It’s like nothing works and wham! I fall face forward which is classic of a drop seizures.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had my soduim low and my blood was very high and it is still very high mama is keeping a eye on it the family dr is keeping a eye on it he put me on medince for it the blood pruse was 150 i dontknow what the bomth number was

posted over 1 year ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve never heard of that medicine.

posted almost 2 years ago
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