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Name of the generic: ethosuximide ethosuximide ETH-oh-SUX-i-mide [ETH-oh SUX-i-mide
Drug class: succinimide anticonvulsants

What is Zarontin?

Zarontin can be described as an antiepileptic medicine, often referred to as an anticonvulsant.Zarontin can be used as a stand-alone medication or in conjunction with other medicines for the treatment of absent seizures (also known as "petit mal" seizures) in both children and adults.Zarontin can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Zarontin

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Inform your doctor about any new or deteriorating symptoms, such as changes in behaviour or mood, anxiety, panic attacks, or trouble sleeping, or if you are feeling angry, irritable, mpulsive,  Hyperactive, anxious, aggressive (mentally as well physically) depressed, considering suicide or harming yourself.

Zarontin can cause serious adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Fever, cold symptoms, flu signs, sore throat I feel very weak.
  • Hallucinations, confusion, strange thoughts or behaviors, or extreme fear
  • Worsening seizures;
  • Lupus-like syndrome: joint pain or swelling that is accompanied by swelling of glands and muscles, as well as chest pain, vomiting, odd thoughts or behavior, and skin color that is patchy;
  • Symptoms of inflammation throughout your body, such as swollen glands, flu symptoms, mild bleeding or bruising, severe nerve weakness, stomach pain in the upper part of your body, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin), and chest pain. An increase or recurrence of coughing and breathing difficulties
  • Extreme skin reaction: fever and swelling of your tongue or face; burning eyes; pain in your skin; and an irritated or purple rash that spreads (especially on the face and the upper body) and can cause blisters and peeling.

Common adverse effects of Zarontin can include:

  • Uneasy stomach, nausea, stomach pains, and loss of appetite.
  • Diarrhea, weight loss;
  • Hiccups;
  • Swelling of your gums or tongue;
  • Headache, dizziness, trouble concentrating,
  • Feeling exhausted.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Don't stop taking Zarontin immediately. A sudden stop could cause increased seizures.

Before you take this drug

Zarontin is not a good choice. If you are allergic to Zarontin or other seizure medications.

To be sure Zarontin is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Lupus;
  • Liver disease;
  • Kidney disease
  • A history that includes depression, mood disorders, or suicidal ideas or actions.

Many people are contemplating suicide after using an anticonvulsant. Your doctor should be able to check your progress on a regular basis. Family members and other carers should be aware of any changes in your symptoms or mood.

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding taking medication for seizures if you are expecting them. Do not begin stopping this medication without consulting your physician, and inform your doctor immediately if you find yourself expecting. Zarontin may cause harm to the unborn baby, and experiencing a seizure in pregnancy can harm both the mom and the baby. The benefits of preventing seizures could be greater than any risk to the infant.

If you are expecting, your name might be added to a pregnancy registry. This is done to monitor the results of the pregnancy as well as determine the consequences of the ethosuximide on the infant.

Ethosuximide may be absorbed into breast milk and cause harm to breastfeeding babies. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding your baby.Zarontin is not recommended for children younger than

How to take Zarontin?

Follow the directions on the prescription label. Your doctor might alter the dosage to ensure you are getting the best outcomes. Don't take this medication in smaller or larger quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time.When taking Zarontin, it is possible that you will require regular blood tests. The kidneys may also require checking.

You should not cease taking Zarontin abruptly, even if you feel well. The abrupt stop can cause seizures. Follow your doctor's advice on the process of tapering your dose.Contact your doctor if you notice that your seizures have become more severe or if you are experiencing frequent seizures when you take Zarontin.

Wear tags for medical alerts or carry an ID card that states that you're taking Zarontin. Any medical professional who cares for you should be aware that you're taking medication for seizures.

Utilize Zarontin often to reap the greatest benefits. Make sure you refill your prescription prior to running out of medication completely.Keep the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Don't allow the liquid medicine to cool down.

What happens If I miss a dose?

You should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can. Avoid any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Do not take a second dose to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.The symptoms of an overdose could include vomiting, nausea, extreme fatigue, and low or shallow breathing.

What should be avoided?

Drinking alcohol while taking Zarontin may cause adverse effects.This medication can affect your reactions or thinking. Be aware if you are driving or engaging in any activity that requires you to be vigilant.

Beware of those who are sick or suffer from infections. Inform your doctor immediately in the event that you show symptoms of an infection.

Interaction with other drugs

Combining this medication with other medications that make you feel more sleepy or dizzy could increase the effects. Consult your physician before taking Zarontin along with sleeping pills, opioid pain medication, muscle relaxers, or medication for depression, anxiety, or seizures.

Inform your doctor of the seizure medication you are currently taking as well as any medication you are about to start or stop taking.

Other medications can be incompatible with ethosuximide, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about the medicines you take now and any medication that you decide to stop or change your use of.



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