Depakine Chrono 500 Mg - 30 Tablets Details

  • The best price of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg - 30 Tablets by ِAl Dawaa Pharmacies in Saudi Arabia is 51.85 SAR
  • The first appearance of this product was on Jul 15, 2020

ِAl Dawaa Pharmacies's Description

Product Name

  • Depakine Chrono 500 Mg, Antiepileptic Drug - 30 Tablets

Scientific Name

  • Sodium Valproate 500 Mg Tablets

Category Of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg Tablets

  • Epilepsy Drugs

Mechanism Of Action Of Sodium Valproate

  • Sodium Valproate is an anticonvulsant used to treat various types of seizures
  • Sodium Valproate acts by multiple mechanisms as inhibiting Sodium channels, also indirectly stimulates GABA (An inhibitory neurotransmitter).

Therapeutic Indications Of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg Tablets

  • This medicine is used to treat various types of seizures in adults and children
  • Epilepsy usually develop from an abnormality in electrical conductions in the brain that may, in some types, causes convulsions

Method Of Administration Of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg Tablets

  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
  • Doses may change from patient to patient based on your age, your medical condition and whether or not you are taking other medicines.
  • Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you.
  • Do not stop taking the medicine or lower the dose without first checking with your doctor. Stopping your medicine suddenly or lowering the dose may cause unwanted side effects or make your condition worse.
  • Take your dose with or without food.
  • Take at the same time every day.
  • Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor.
  • Swallow your tablets with a full glass of water, do not crush or chew them.
  • Doses may be changed in special conditions so always follow your doctor's or pharmacist's instructions.
  • If you take more than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the hospital straight away.
  • If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember it unless it is nearly time for your next dose.
  • Do not take a double dose (two doses at the same time) to make up for the forgotten dose.

Undesirable Side Effects Of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg Tablets

  • Although the following side effects are not common in everyone, some patients may complain from:
  1. At the beginning of treatment: vomiting, stomach ache, and diarrhea
  2. Weight gain
  3. Headache
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Urinary incontinence (unintentional passing of urine)
  6. Hair loss

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Precautions While Taking Depakine Chrono 500 Mg Tablets

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
  • Your doctor will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using this medicine during pregnancy and breast-feeding

Non-Pharmacological Treatments & Advice To Improve Mental Health

  • Ginkgo biloba has been studied for its effects on mental health and found to be effective. Gingko Biloba extract can be purchased in liquid or capsule form for example Ginkozac Capsules
  • Physical therapy like yoga will be helpful
  • Adequate amount of sleep is very important for your mental health
  • Always take your medications as instructed.

Warnings & Special Precautions while Taking Depakine Chrono 500 Mg Tablets

  • Before you use this medicine talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have, or have had, any medical conditions, especially the following:
  1. Kidney disease (renal insufficiency)
  2. Systemic lupus erythematosus
  3. If you are scheduled to have surgery
  4. A mental disorder such as depression or schizophrenia
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medications including over-the-counter non-prescription medicines, prescription medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, and supplements.

Storage Conditions Of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg Tablets

  • Store below 25°c
  • Don’t refrigerate the unopened container
  • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the box/blisters/label. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

For More Information About Sodium Valproate

  • Ask your physician or pharmacist
  • Visit SFDA website
  • Visit Medscape at Information About Sodium Valproate
  • Visit Drugs.com at Information About Sodium Valproate
  • Visit Drugbank.com at Information About Sodium Valproate

Depakine Chrono 500 Mg - 30 Tablets Price insights and history

  • The cheapest price of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg - 30 Tablets in Saudi Arabia was 51.85 SAR from ِAl Dawaa Pharmacies within the past 14 months
  • The highest price of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg - 30 Tablets in Saudi Arabia was 61 SAR from ِAl Dawaa Pharmacies within the past 14 months
  • The price difference between the cheapest and highest price of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg - 30 Tablets in Saudi Arabia is 9.15 SAR from ِAl Dawaa Pharmacies within the past 14 months
  • The average price of Depakine Chrono 500 Mg - 30 Tablets in Saudi Arabia is 56.43 SAR from ِAl Dawaa Pharmacies within the past 14 months

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