Torvate 1000 Tablet

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Torvate 1000 Tablet Information

Torvate 1000 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Epilepsy. Secondary and off-label uses of Torvate 1000 Tablet have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Torvate 1000 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The side effects typically associated with Torvate 1000 Tablet include Loss of appetite. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Torvate 1000 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Torvate 1000 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Torvate 1000 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Torvate 1000 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Torvate 1000 Tablet can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Torvate 1000 Tablet in conditions like Depression, Liver Disease. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Torvate 1000 Tablet contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Torvate 1000 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Torvate 1000 Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Torvate 1000 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Torvate 1000 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Torvate 1000 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

Torvate 1000 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Torvate 1000 Tablet 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 1000 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Torvate 1000 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Torvate rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Torvate 1000 Tablet 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 1000 Tablet on the Heart?


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

    Safe


Torvate 1000 Tablet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Torvate 1000 Tablet

  • Is this Torvate 1000 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Torvate 1000 Tablet has not been reported.

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


    After taking Torvate 1000 Tablet, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Torvate 1000 Tablet can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Torvate 1000 Tablet 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 1000 Tablet has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

Torvate 1000 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Torvate 1000 Tablet


    Taking Torvate 1000 Tablet with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Torvate 1000 Tablet


    Taking Torvate 1000 Tablet with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Torvate 1000 Tablet

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 almost 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 about 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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