Diplexil for Epilepsy

Diplexil is indicated for the treatment of epilepsy seizures, including generalized and partial seizures, febrile seizures in children, sleep deprivation and disease-associated behavioral changes. This medicine has in its composition Sodium Valproate, a compound with anti-epileptic properties, capable of controlling epilepsy attacks.

How to take Diplexil

Generally, at the beginning of treatment low doses of 15 mg per 1 kg of weight per day, which can be gradually increased by 5 to 10 mg per day, are recommended. The tablets should be swallowed whole without breaking or chewing together with a glass of water. Doses should always be indicated and adjusted by the physician until an optimal dose for disease control is achieved, which depends on each patient’s individual response to treatment.

Side effects

Some of the side effects of Diplexil may include decreased or increased appetite, swelling in the legs, hands or feet, tremors, headache, confusion, hair loss, muscle weakness, mood swings, depression, aggression or the appearance of blemishes on the skin.

Contraindications

Diplexil is contraindicated for patients with liver disease, chronic acute hepatitis, mitochondrial disease such as Alpers-Huttenlocher syndrome and for patients with allergy to sodium valproate or any of the components of the formula. Also, if you are taking anticoagulants or if you are pregnant or nursing, you should talk to your doctor before starting treatment.

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