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Dicorate ER 750 Tablet

Manufactured bySun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsDivalproex
Description

Dicorate ER 750 Tablet is an anticonvulsant medication that is used for the treatment of certain types of epilepsies, a brain disorder characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness. It is also used for the treatment of mania and as prophylaxis in migraine headaches. Take this medicine at the same time regularly.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dicorate ER 750 Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Sleepiness
  • Anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Yellow colored eyes or skin
  • Weight gain
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Skin rash
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Ear pain

Uses of Dicorate ER 750 Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Epilepsy
  • Mania
  • Migraine Prophylaxis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 weeks of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in concentration, drowsiness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Divalproex, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Active and/or severe liver disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with active and/or severe liver diseases.

Urea cycle disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with urea cycle disorders (high ammonium levels in the blood) or family history of urea cycle disorder.

Mitochondrial disorders

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients and children who are suspected to have the mitochondrial disorder (POLG e.g Alpers-Huttenlocher Syndrome).

Porphyria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from porphyria, a disorder where there is an over-accumulation of porphyrin in the body.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Pancreatitis

This medicine may cause severe pancreatitis which is a serious life-threatening reaction in some patients. Discontinue the medicine if pancreatitis is detected. Report any signs and symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or acute abdominal pain, etc. to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Bleeding disorder

Use with caution in patients with bleeding disorders as it may cause Thrombocytopenia. Make necessary dosage adjustments or discontinue the medicine if this condition is identified.

Suicidal ideation

This medicine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done in patients with depression or suicidal tendencies.

Systemic lupus erythematosus

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use in elderly population

This medicine should be used with caution in elderly patients due to the risk of dizziness. The safety and efficacy of this medicine in the prophylaxis of migraines is not established.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Weight gain

Therapy with this medicine may cause weight gain in some patients.

Driving and operating machinery

This medicine may cause symptoms such as weakness, drowsiness, sleepiness, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, difficulty in concentration, drowsiness, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Lamotrigine

Metoclopramide

Warfarin

Ethinyl Estradiol

Meropenem

Disease interactions

Depression

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with depression and suicidal thoughts. Frequent monitoring of depression symptoms is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver diseases due to the risk of worsening of the condition. Liver function tests are to be performed before starting the treatment with this medicine. Discontinue the medicine if any abnormality is identified. It is not recommended for use in patients with active and/or severe liver diseases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

Thyroid function tests

This medicine may alter thyroid function tests. It is advised that you inform the doctor and the laboratory technicians about this medicine before undergoing any laboratory tests.

Urine ketone test

This medicine may lead to a false interpretation of the urine ketone test. It is advised that you inform the doctor and the laboratory technicians about this medicine before undergoing any laboratory tests.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
It works by binding to the receptors in the brain and inhibits the excitation of brain cells.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Anticonvulsants, Fatty acid derivative anticonvulsants

Schedule

Schedule H

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