Epilim

Last Update May 1, 2016
Epilim is an epilepsy medication.
Uses: Epilim is prescribed for Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Bipolar Disorder, although it is not approved for these conditions. Read More
Sodium valproate (International Nonproprietary Name) or valproate sodium (United States Adopted Name) is the sodium salt of valp...
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Positive 717 "i'm on citalopram. i take epilim with mine. i have rapid cycling manic depression. I feel great ever since the Dr finally got the right dosage.I have never had... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 752 "Epilim was not good for me, yet I have a friend who is doing quite well on it. As everybody's chemical balance in their body is different, what works for one person will give another person awful... "Read more negative discussions
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bloating .....
| Kabeer Gadhai
i was taking sodioum valporate for 6 months 200 mg/ml liqid once a day at night i developed a pot like belly sometimes the whole and sometimes the upeer half i s pot sized and lower half is not ?

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Cronic back pain caused by Epilim.
| Gerard
OMG. I never thought Epilim can cause such severe back PAIN. It feels like its killing me slowly!!! What is an alternative medication to drink? Im drinking it as a mood stabilizer, and not for epilipsy.

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Feel worse in epilim that I did before it
| Fedup_1
Been on epilim for 6 weeks now had urine problems weight gain tiredness bloating pelvic pain hoarseness lost my voice asthma flared needed steroids feel crappy physically osteoarthritis more pain fibromyalgia more flare ups and tremors main problems each increase tremors get worse hoarseness comes back I cough more and get tight chested I look like I'm 8 month pregnant coz of all the bloating and pelvic pains and urine problems I'm totally fed up

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Epilim to keppra after 30 years! Help!
| Maj
I have been on epilim 1000mg for over 30 years. This worked fairly well for me until last year. Suddenly I had spells of 3-4 seizures per day on 2 occasions. I have rarely seen a doctor over the years as I was quite stable. My neurologist has now prescribed keppra. I am currently building the dose to a max of 1500mg over 6 weeks, at which time I will begin to reduce my epilim over the 4 weeks after that. I am feeling a little anxious about this, in case I have more seizures mainly. Can anyone share their experiences with me please? I am female aged 46. Thanks in advance ??
zileti
February 6, 2016
hi i have been on keppra for 11/2 years i started having seizures in may 2014 . I had a baby jan 2014 due to dr error i had a stroke after 5 days of giving birth i had major hemorraging in may 2014 i was out with my boyfriend when i felt weird all of asudden i had three very bad seizures one after the other on my way to the hospital i woke up 1 or 2 days later in the hospital i was started on keppra i know take 1000 mg twice a day , for me the levicitaram whitch is basically keppra worked for almost a year till i had a small seizures and my drs put me on the real keppra not the its like keppra its been almost a year no seizures but i do get dizzy and ringing in my ears from time to time especially when i am feeling stressed but other than that its a good med if you have seizures.good luck try not to stress it definetly doesn't help your seizures. Oh and keppra does cause slight headackes as well.And i am now 45 years old.
mohamedSnake
February 4, 2016
jusy increase epilim ur dosage

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| grace
i have recently been prescribed epilim for migraine attacks but I feel much worse taking this medication. I haven't slept due to trembling through my arms, legs and head. It's uncontrollable and tiring! Needless to say that I'm heading back to my doctor ASAP!

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epilm
| sambob
the weight gain hair loss sleeping all the time hungrey or feel dizzy
what do l do no more turnes been on lots of tabs

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Epilim and Taurine
| John Niet-Meyer
LEGITIMATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MUST BE TRULY INDEPENDENT OF POLITICAL INTERFERENCE

We heard your concern for a lack of new research into Antibiotics on ABC Radio National [Thursday 11th July 2013] with great interest and prompted me to write to you.

In 2005 I spent 2 months in Royal Hobart Hospital and ended up with 3 Brain Abscesses instead of ONE at the most.

Eight years ago the doctors and nurses could not work out why the infections were not responding to the regime of 24 hour antibiotic infusion.

On April 1st 2013 I had the first brain seizure and from day one I was administered Epilim [Sodium Valproate]. By serendipity, this time, I arrived in the RHH with a finger infection which day by day become more and more infected. It had become so badly infected it took one of the young nurses brave enough to treat, clean and bandage.

I strenuously argued with the other neurologist [April 4, 2013] that I had been administered Sodium Valproate before in 2005 and was convinced that I had had serious ADVERSE reactions even after that drug ceased on my discharge in April 2005.
I was discharged on Thursday 4th April 2013 with antibiotic tablets AND 2 packets of Epilim 500mg to be taken morning and night, allegedly to prevent another seizure.

This year, by Sunday I recognized the suicidal feelings, and took 1 tablet at night for another couple of days and then stopped.

Reviewing the April Fools Day event, almost 5 months ago, on Sunday 25th August, and with hind sight I am able to finally tell my shocking story to the world. From my own bitter and avoidable experience I am, now belatedly, convinced the 6 weeks on Epilim [2005] actively negated/inhibited/counteracted the antibiotics to the NOW, provable fact that Epilim will, and, did increase, and multiply the initial infections to the extent of killing the patient.

Back in 2005 I thought the suicidal feelings were due to the massive amounts of damage I had sustained. I had to learn to speak and to print and write again. It was the third abscess in my left frontal lobe that did ALL the cognitive damage.


So that this very serious life threatening, and Public Health travesty/event will never happen again this information and news must, and will, be broadcast to the world.

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RLS and Epilim
| Phillip
Its been two days on Epilim, and for me it surtenly increases RLS at night,
so the downside outweighs the ups for me, cant toss and turn at night

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Facts about Epilim

Alchohol warning on Epilim
There may be a negative interaction between Epilim and alcohol.
How do I obtain Epilim?
Prescription in the USA
Ingredients
Valproate Sodium
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