|Category||:||Neurological / Psychiatric|
|Uses||:||Epilepsy disorders, Bipolar disorders or Migraine headaches|
Psyvox ER is an anticonvulsant that works in the brain tissue to stop seizures, maximising the consistency round the clock in the treatment of epilepsy, migraine headaches and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. This medication contains Divalproex which is an anti-epileptic medicine comprising of valproic acid and sodium valproate. It helps decrease the excessive, abnormal activity of the brain’s nerve cells, thus helping control seizures or fits. Valproic acid helps in clear thinking by raising a chemical called gamma-aminobutyric in the brain. This chemical aids in keeping a steady mood and calms the brain. Sodium valproate is used to cease migraine headaches, control seizures and treat manic low mood (depression). It is also helpful in treating a patient’s behavioural pattern.
Psyvox is manufactured by Psychocare Health Private limited (PCHPL), an ISO 9001:2008 certified company based in Greater Mohali, Punjab, India. The company distributes all ranges of neuro / psychiatric and cardio-diabetic products to pharma distributors & pharma franchisees across India. PCHPL produces an extensive range of more than 250+ neuro psychiatric products which are manufactured under ISO-GMP certification. PCHPL also has a wide variety of quality generic products, ayurvedic, anti-biotics and anti-allergen products.
Your doctor has prescribed Psyvox ER as you may be suffering from Epilepsy disorder, Bipolar Disorder or Migraine headaches.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder or a disorder of the central nervous system. In patients suffering from epilepsy the brain activity becomes abnormal. This causes seizures or sensations, unusual behaviour and sometimes loss of awareness.
Symptoms of epilepsy include repeated or uncontrollable twitching or jerking movement of arms or legs, temporary confusion, a staring spell or staring blankly for a few seconds, loss of consciousness, fear, anxiety or deja vu. Minimum two unprovoked seizures are generally diagnosed as an epilepsy disorder.
Epilepsy can be treated with anti-seizure or anti-epileptic medication which helps most patients to become seizure-free. Other patients are prescribed a combination of medications which decrease the frequency and intensity of their seizures. Some patients may require lifelong treatment for getting a control over their seizures, but for many others, the seizures eventually cease.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). Depression leads to feelings of sadness or hopelessness and loss of interest in most activities. When the mood shifts to mania or hypomania, the patient feels full of energy and euphoric or extremely irritable. Mood swings affect sleep, energy, activity, clear thinking and judgment. Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a year.
In most cases, bipolar disorder is treated with medications and psychotherapy and psychological counselling.
Migraine is a severe, pulsating pain or a throbbing sensation, normally on one side of the head. It’s accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for minimum 4 hours to several days. Migraine symptoms include like constipation, food cravings, stiffness in the neck, frequent yawning, increased thirst and urination and mood changes, ranging from depression to euphoria. One might also undergo vision loss, weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body, hear noises or music or experience uncontrollable jerking movements, flashes of light, tingling on one side of the face, arm or leg and difficulty speaking.
If you regularly have signs and symptoms of migraine, it is recommended to keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. The right medication along with lifestyle changes can help in the treatment of migraines making them less painful.
As directed by your Physician
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of the tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious.
Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
Before using Psyvox-ER 250 Tablet, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counselling points are listed below:
Hypersensitivity to the tablet is a contraindication. In addition, it should not be used if you have the following conditions:
If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Psyvox-ER Tablet may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
The Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Psyvox.