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Ethosuximide

 

Indication:

For absence seizures
   
Dosage: Adults and children (>6 yo): Initially, 250 milligrams (mg) twice a day. Increase your dose gradually if needed. Max dose is usually not more than 1500 mg a day.

Children up to 6 years of age: 250 mg once a day. Daily max dose is usually not more than 1000 mg a day.

   
Special Attention: Check with the doctor if:

Currently taking haloperidol (e.g. Haldol)

Have blood disease or intermittent porphyria (excretion of large amount of porphyrins in the urine).

   
Special Instruction: If this medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk to reduce irritation.
   
Common Side Effects: Clumsiness or unsteadiness; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; hiccups; loss of appetite; nausea or vomiting; stomach cramps
   
Rare Side Effects: Irritability
   
SEE a doctor if : Muscle pain; skin rash and itching; swollen glands; sore throat;  fever; aggressiveness; difficulty in concentration; mental depression; nightmares

 

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Information here is specific for Ethosuximide

and is meant to be an add-on for Special concern in AED taking