ENCORATE 300MG contain Sodium valproate which belongs to a group of medicine called anti-convulsant or anti-epileptic agents. This medicine is used to treat epilepsy (fits) in adults and children. Epilepsy may occur as a result of a genetic disorders or an acquired brain injury such as a trauma or stroke, in which nerve cells activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. It control seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
It must be taken with or without food. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, diarrhoea, double vision, hair loss, weight gain, headache, loss of appetite, tremor.