|For absence seizures|
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.
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|
Information here is specific for Ethosuximide
and is meant to be an add-on for Special concern in AED taking