Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet

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    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet Information

    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Epilepsy, Migraine. Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The right dosage of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet related warnings talks about Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Depression, Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose can be increased by 5 - 10 mg /kg/day every week until seizures are controlled.
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Epilepsy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose can be increased by 5 - 10 mg /kg/day every week until seizures are controlled
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Mania
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 250 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: delayed-release tablet


    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet Side Effects

    Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet is used -

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild

    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Dicorate should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Side effects of Dicorate for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Dicorate has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet on the Liver?


      Dicorate may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet on the Heart?


      Dicorate is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet with Other Drugs

    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate

    Mild



    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet

    • Is this Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, taking Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet


      Taking Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet


      Consuming Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Dicorate ER 1000 Mg Tablet

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I take Dicorate with Paracetamol?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, you can take Dicorate with paracetamol (acetaminophen). No harmful interactions exist between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking these two drugs together then do not hesitate to discuss it with your doctor.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Dicorate cause depression?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Dicorate may cause depression of the central nervous system by increasing the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Does Dicorate cause weight fluctuations?

    Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Dicorate may cause weight fluctuations (weight gain or loss). It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you are experiencing unusual weight fluctuations after taking this drug, then you are advised to discuss it with your doctor without further delay.

    Question over 3 years ago

    Can Dicorate cause memory loss?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    Yes, Dicorate can cause reversible memory loss. All drugs that depress signaling in the CNS can cause reversible memory loss. If you experience memory loss after taking medicine, please consult your doctor immediately and follow his/her instructions.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can I take Dicorate with tramadol?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, you can take Dicorate with tramadol only on your doctor's advice because taking these drugs together might cause increase the risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, and confusion.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 418

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Depakote (divalproex sodium)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Depakote Er (divalproex sodium)



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