Dicorate ER 250mg
Dicorate ER 250mg Tablet is a medicine used to treat epilepsy. It helps prevent and control seizures (fits). It is also used in the prevention of migraines. Occasionally, it may also be used to treat bipolar disorder. This medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before using it, tell your doctor if you have ever had heart problems, kidney or liver disease, difficulty urinating, depression, or suicidal thoughts. Many other medicines can interfere with it and some should not be taken together so tell your doctor all the medicines you are taking to make sure it is safe. If you are pregnant, do not start or stop taking this medicine without asking your doctor. Drinking alcohol should be avoided as it can increase some of the side effects and can also increase your risk of seizures. You may need frequent blood tests to help your doctor make sure you are taking the right dose both before you start and while you are using it.
- Divalproex (250 mg)
- Bipolar disorder
- Blurred vision
- Abdominal pain
- Hair loss
- Weight gain
- Double vision
- Weight loss
How to Use
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Dicorate ER 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Directions for Use
Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s is available in tablets, capsules, syrup, and injection form. Take Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s with or without food. Based on your medical condition, your doctor will decide how long you need to take Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s.Oral tablet/capsule: Swallow Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s a whole with a water glass; do not chew, or break the tablet/capsule.Liquid syrup: Take the prescribed dose/quantity by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack; shake the pack well before each use.Injection: A healthcare professional will administer it; do not self-administer.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Dicorate ER 250 Tablet 10’s
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Increased appetite
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
If you are known to be allergic to Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking Dicorate ER 250 Tablet 10’s if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding. Using this medicine during pregnancy may cause harm to the unborn baby also affect cognitive ability (reasoning, intelligence, problem-solving) later in your child’s life. Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s should be used with caution in children. If you have depression, liver, kidney or pancreas problems, urea cycle disorders, Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome (a genetic problem), porphyria (a disorder in the formation of red blood pigment) or thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets), inform your doctor before taking Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s. Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Dicorate ER Tablet 10’s as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies or mood swings. Do not stop using Dicorate ER 250 Tablet 10’s without your doctor’s advice. Stopping suddenly may cause a serious, life-threatening type of seizure.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Dicorate ER 250 Tablet 10’s may have interaction with pain killers (aspirin), anti-epileptics (phenobarbital, primidone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, rufinamide, topiramate, acetazolamide, lamotrigine, felbamate), blood thinner (warfarin), anti-HIV (zidovudine, lopinavir, ritonavir), anti-depressant (moclobemide, selegiline, linezolid, amitriptyline, sertraline, uetiapine, diazepam, olanzapine), anti-psychotic (quetiapine, olanzapine, risperidone), antibiotics (panipenem, imipenem, meropenem, rifampicin, erythromycin ), antimalarial (mefloquine, chloroquine) medicine used to treat cancer(temozolomide), calcium channel blocker (nimodipine), anaesthetic (propofol), hormone (oestrogen, levonorgestrel), antacid (cimetidine), bile-acid sequestrant (cholestyramine).
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Dicorate ER 250 Tablet 10’s as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Dicorate ER 250 Tablet 10’s may have interactions with disease conditions such as depression, liver disease, urea cycle disorders, suicidal tendency, HIV disease, thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets).