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Torvate (500mg) (Valproic acid) Drug Price and Information

Torvate (500mg) is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and rarely for depression. It works by increasing the amount of a certain chemical in the brain.

Torvate (500mg)

  Tablet  
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Valproic acid
 48.90
500mg
10 Tablets
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    Drug information on Torvate (500mg) (Valproic acid) from Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

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    Drug Name : Valproic acid

    Valproic Acid(Depakene) generic Torvate (500mg) is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and rarely for depression. It works by increasing the amount of a certain chemical in the brain.
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    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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    Medical condition(s) for which Torvate (500mg) may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    PO- The initial recommended dose is 15 mg/kg/day. The dosage should be increased by 5 to 10 mg/kg/week.

    Side effects of Torvate (500mg)

    Body as a Whole : Headache, weakness and fever.

    Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, indigestion, heartburn and constipation.

    Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, tremor, dizziness, blurred vision, incoordination, night blindness, emotional lability, abnormal thinking and memory loss.

    Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain/twitching, joint pain and leg cramps.

    Miscellaneous : Flu syndrome, infection, lung inflammation, runny nose, hair loss and weight loss.

    How to use Torvate (500mg)?

    It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

    When Should Torvate (500mg) not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with known urea cycle disorders and hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Torvate (500mg)

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of urea cycle disorder, vomiting, tiredness, irritability, confusion, loss of ability to think, coma, mental retardation, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), increased blood cholesterol, kidney disease, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

    It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or vision changes, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

    Avoid alcohol consumption.

    Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts; watch them carefully.

    It may affect platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

    Other Precautions for Torvate (500mg)

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Torvate (500mg)

    Store it at room temperature.



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