hi i tried this question before but know one new of it ma7ybe itas an Australian thing, has any one had this one?
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Epilim (sodium valproate)
Epilim crushable tablets, enteric-coated tablets, syrup, liquid and injection all contain the active ingredient sodium valproate, which is a medicine that is used mainly to treat epilepsy. (NB. Sodium valproate is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.) Sodium valproate works by stabilising electrical activity in the brain.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
Increased appetite and weight gain.
Decrease in the number of platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia).
Temporary hair loss - regrowth may be curly.
Shaky movements and unsteady walk (ataxia).
Inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis).
Irregular or stopping of menstrual periods.
Decreased numbers of white blood cells in the blood (leucopenia).
Increased hair growth (hirsutism).
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
Pravastatin can be used to reduce the risk of death, heart attacks, stroke, and angioplasty for people with heart disease and normal to moderately-high cholesterol. It is also used to reduce the risk of heart attacks and death for people with high cholesterol who do not already have heart disease, regardless of whether they have high cholesterol or not.
The medication usually takes about 4 weeks to have a significant effect on the cholesterol level in your blood. After this time, your doctor will likely send you for a lab test to check for changes in your cholesterol levels.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
symptoms of liver damage (such as yellow skin or eyes, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, or itching)
symptoms of nerve damage (such as muscle weakness; decreased sensation in the hands and feet; loss of balance; numbness; or tingling or prickling sensations)
Stop taking the medication and seek medical attention immediately if any of the following occur:
severe skin rash, including skin blistering and peeling (possibly with headache, fever, coughing, or aching before the rash begins)
symptoms of muscle damage (muscle pain, tenderness or weakness, or brown or discoloured urine - especially if you also have a fever or a general feeling of being unwell)
symptoms of a serious allergic reaction (such as swelling of the face or throat, hives, or difficulty breathing)
I HOPE THIS INFORMATION IS HELFPFUL, AND DO NOT FORGET TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU EXPERIENCE SOME THE MORE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS ... ASAP.
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