What is Dicorate Er 500?

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Seizure Disorders, Manic Phase Of Bipolar Disorder, Migraine Headache and other conditions.

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet contains Divalproex Sodium as an active ingredient.

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet works by controlling the abnormal activity of nerve signals in the brain.

Detailed information related to Dicorate Er 500 Tablet’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet Uses

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Seizure Disorders
  • Manic Phase Of Bipolar Disorder
  • Migraine Headache

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Controlling the abnormal activity of nerve signals in the brain.

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Dicorate Er 500 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.

  • Loss Of Memory
  • Reduced Vision In One Or Both Eyes
  • Sore Throat
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Rapid And Repetitive Movement Of The Eyes

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, 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 counseling points are listed below.

  • Alcohol abuse or dependence
  • Cytomegalovirus infection
  • HIV infection
  • History of cancer
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Liver problems

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Dicorate Er 500 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. Dicorate Er 500 Tablet may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Aripiprazole
  • Clonazepam
  • Duloxetine
  • Escitalopram
  • Lamotrigine
  • Lorazepam

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Dicorate Er 500 Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Dicorate Er 500 Tablet should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Family history of urea cycle disorder or unexplained infant deaths
  • History of mental or mood problems
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pregnancy

Dicorate Er 500 Tablet – Frequently asked Questions

Is Dicorate Er 500 Tablet safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

No

Is Dicorate Er 500 Tablet safe while breastfeeding?

No

Can Dicorate Er 500 Tablet be used for seizure disorders and manic phase of bipolar disorder?

Yes, seizure disorders and manic phase of bipolar disorder are among the most common reported uses for Dicorate Er 500 Tablet. Please do not use Dicorate Er 500 Tablet for seizure disorders and manic phase of bipolar disorder without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Dicorate Er 500 Tablet.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Dicorate Er 500 Tablet medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Dicorate Er 500 Tablet. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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