Torvate 500 Tablet CR

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    Torvate Information

    Torvate is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Epilepsy are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Torvate have also been mentioned below.

    The correct dosage of Torvate depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Torvate are Loss of appetite. While these are the most often observed Torvate side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Torvate go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Torvate is Severe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Torvate's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Torvate related warnings section.

    Torvate can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Torvate in conditions like Depression, Liver Disease. Some other conditions that can be affected by Torvate are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Additionally, Torvate may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to the above precautions for Torvate, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Torvate Benefits & Uses

    Torvate is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Torvate 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

    Torvate Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Torvate safe for pregnant women?


      Torvate has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Torvate without medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Torvate safe during breastfeeding?


      Torvate has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Torvate on the Kidneys?


      Torvate rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Torvate on the Liver?


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

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Torvate on the Heart?


      You can take Torvate without any fear of damage to the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Torvate with Other Drugs

    Torvate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Torvate Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Torvate unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Torvate

    • Is this Torvate habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Torvate has not been reported.

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


      After taking Torvate, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Torvate can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Torvate is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      Torvate has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Torvate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Torvate


      Taking Torvate with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Torvate


      Taking Torvate with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Torvate

    Question over 5 years ago

    How to take Torvate?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Ideally, Torvate can be taken once or twice daily or advice by the doctor. It has to be taken with food to avoid the stomach upset. However, you are recommended to take it as per the doctor's instructions. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I take Torvate with tramadol?

    Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS , Diabetology

    No, you can not take Torvate with tramadol, harmful interaction have been reported between them. Tramadol may decrease the seizure threshold in some patient and also decrease the anticonvulsant activity of Torvate. Thus use Torvate with tramadol is not recommended, until unless it is prescribed by your doctor.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Torvate?

    Dr. K. M. Bhatt MBBS, PG Dip , Cardiology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, General Physician, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine

    Torvate is a brand name for sodium valproate. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medicine called anti-epileptic drug, also known as an anticonvulsant and anti-seizure medication. It is used in the treatment of epilepsy (seizure). It is also used to treat mania associated bipolar disorder and prevent the episodes of a migraine headache. The injectable form of this drug is used to treat complex partial seizures, simple and complex absence seizures.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Torvate cause stomach upset?

    Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

    Yes, Torvate can cause stomach upset. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing stomach upset after taking this medicine.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Torvate make you sleepy?

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Torvate may make you sleepy because it causes drowsiness, dizziness or sedation. It is a common side effect of this medicine. Do not drive vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Depakene (valproic acid)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 417-418

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