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Top 10 Search Results for "Valprease"

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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:

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… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Weight Gain

Weight Gain

I lost 4 stone on Topiramate & I know everyone reacts differently but since they've added slow release Sodium valproate to my little cocktail of meds Ive put on a load of weight ( googled the side effects ( there are no PIleaflets in the box ! Has Anyone else had this trouble ?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve been on keppra I don’t know if that put weight on me I got took off it because of tiredness x x

posted over 1 year ago

Allergies To Drugs

Allergies To Drugs

I've seen many postson here that mention having allergic reactions too certain anti convulsants How do you know this ? ATM I'm on Keppra, Lamotragine,clobazam & sodium valproate ) Not controlled

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Please take the time to read the information sheets that come with your prescriptions!! If you ID some of the symptoms as specifically related to any medication(s) that you are taking, please contact… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Side Effects When Mixing Sodium Valproate And Lamotrigine?

Side Effects When Mixing Sodium Valproate And Lamotrigine?

Hi my daughter is on sodium valproate, and now they want to add lamotrigine, has anyone had any signs of the bad side affects when mixing the two?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take them both ( as well as Keppra & Clobazam) I was told by the neuro that I needed to have the toxicity levels of both checked in case of any reactions. My Lamotrigine levelss are fine but I've… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Carbamazepine

Carbamazepine

Is extended release tegretol and controlled release tegretol the same?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes they are the same

posted over 1 year ago

Weight Gain

Weight Gain

Weight gain- weight has increased big time since this was added into the mix(500 mg) I retired 3 years ago of added on weight on keeping as active as I c9uld,wth a bit of added on weight Pools are still closed due to Covid so I've been doing on line exercises religiously I know everyone ones experience is different eg I lost 4 stone on Topiramate & apologies if this has been asked before

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi my friend taking an add on is not always great & unfortunately the people who make the meds still cant make it unless u add on going 10,000 steps per day drinking 8 glasses of water & yes taking… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Has Anyone Changed Their Medication Of Epilim To The Generic Brand? I Would Rather A Personal Account Than Looking On The Internet.

Has Anyone Changed Their Medication Of Epilim To The Generic Brand? I Would Rather A Personal Account Than Looking On The Internet.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have used generic brands of sodium valproate- would not recommend it. It's hard to put into words but I never felt as though the generic medication was working as well. When asked at the chemist, I… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Tablet Storage For Vacuum Sealed Tablets

Tablet Storage For Vacuum Sealed Tablets

In the past I've stored my tablets in a tablet box, but recently I've been moved to Sodium Valproate which is stored in little vacuum sealed compartments, only to be removed just before taking.

Has anyone got any tips on storing these tablets in a way I can monitor taking them?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Ok thanks

posted almost 6 years ago