Hi Doctor. what is difference between Valparin plain and Valparin
My question is with valparin plain he did not have attack for 7 years - doctor could have increased the dosage, but inspite of telling him - he changed the tablet to valparin chorno. Just want to know what is the difference between these to tablets and what is your advice ?
Valparin chrono works for longer duration.
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I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.
Valparin and valparin chrono are the same medicines, and the same dose of either of them has equal effect. However, chrono preparation has longer duration of action. Therefore, if valparin plain is used, one has to take medicines at correct timing (about 12 hour gap). With chrono preparation, there is no problem, even if the next dose is delayed by about 2-3 hours.
Here, the seizures occurred most likely because of lowering the dose to 400 mg. Continue 600 mg per day, as the doctor has advised.
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