Divaa OD (Divalproex Sodium) - 1000mg (10 Tablets)
How To Use
Brand Name : Divaa
Generic Name: Divalproex Sodium |
Manufacturer : Intas
About Divaa: The main brand name for this drug is Diva OD 1000mg. The major active ingredient is Divalproex Sodium. It contains sodium components that are measured in 125mg, 250mg, 1000mg and 500mg tablets. It is manufactured and distributed by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. It is also available in syrup form containing 250mg active ingredients in 5 ml.
How to use Divaa
It works by increasing the action of inhibiting neurotransmitters known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain so that the electrical activity can be stabilized. The presence of this neurotransmitters makes it hard for the brain to function. In fact, it falls under anticonvulsants and anti-epileptics. Most patients that get prescriptions for this drug suffer from epilepsy, seizure disorders, bipolar disorders, and other metal conditions.
It is available in tablets of 125mg, 250mg, 500mg and 1000mg. Initially, the dosage usually starts at 10-15mg per kg of body weight. The doses will be increased depending on the longevity of the seizures. By this time, the 60mg tablets need to be administered.
By taking it orally once per day, the doses should be cleared within a week or two as per the prescription. Since it causes major stomach irritations, it is advisable to swallow it after taking a heavy meal with plenty of water. The patient should continue to go for checkups until the seizures come down. During the extended period, the patient is given chewable tablets to correct these disorders. Take medicine as recommended and stop only if the doctor instructs you to do so.
Divaa Side Effects
Patients using these drugs may exhibit symptoms of diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue, weight fluctuations and rapid hair loss. These are mild side effects. However, the following cases should never go unreported; blurred visions, unusual bleeding, irregular heartbeats and shortness of breath.
In case the patient experiences shortness of breath, swelling, skin rashes, and difficulty in swallowing, he/she should rush to the nearest health facility for further treatment.
Patients that are expectant or breastfeeding should also discontinue the use since their body metabolism tends to be different. They should rely on the doctor to administer the right treatment so that it does not interfere with their babies.
Depending on the response to wards the drug, the doctor is the only one who is in a position to make adjustments. This means that at no point whatsoever should one increase or decrease dosage without the doctor’s approval.
It is the patient’s responsibility to inform their doctor about any prescription or nonprescription drugs that they are taking. This will help them to identify the best dosage required to cater to the entire treatment.