Brand: Emeside, Zarontin
Application: Epilepsy without seizures
Pharmaceutical forms of ethosuximide Ethosuximide
- Capsules, syrup
Ethosuximide Drug Information
Non-convulsive epilepsy is a type of epilepsy that occurs mainly in children and young people. In this disease, the person loses consciousness for a few seconds and feels like a daydreamer. Although there is no underlying cause for this type of epilepsy; Cannot be found, the brain is thought to be experiencing abnormal electrical activity. Etosoxomide or ethosuximide is one of the most commonly prescribed medications for this type of epilepsy. It helps reduce seizures by balancing the brain’s electrical activity. Otosuxomide is sometimes prescribed for some other types of seizures and epilepsy.
The correct amount and method of taking Ethosuximide
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you identify the drug and provide you with medication information about the drug and inform you of possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of Ethosuximide varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your neurologist has told you. Usually, low-dose therapy is started first, and then the doctor increases the dose over time. Your doctor may recommend that you take two doses of ethosuximide daily. The syrup of this medicine is also prescribed for children according to the child’s weight.
- Ethosuximide should be taken at certain times of the day; Never chew the capsule, swallow it with water.
- If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time, take it whenever you can; If you do not soon remember that you should take your medicine, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.
Contraindications to the use of ethosuximide Ethosuximide
- Note the expiration date of the ethosuximide drug and do not take it if the expired drug is out of date.
- Never give Ethosuximide to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with ethosuximide, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Taking ethosuximide during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Taking ethosuximide during pregnancy can be dangerous for the fetus.
The effect of taking Ethosuximide on driving
Otosuximide causes blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness. Avoid driving or operating machinery as long as you have these symptoms.
Ethosuximide drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use (and share it with your doctor and pharmacist). Do not leave the medicine.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications (such as diazepam). , Anticonvulsants (carbamazepine), muscle relaxants, and analgesics and analgesics (such as codeine).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ethosuximide:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have kidney or liver problems.
- If you have a blood disorder called porphyria.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you are allergic to a particular drug.
Side effects of Ethosuximide
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Feeling sick, abdominal pain
- Headache, dizziness, fatigue and drowsiness
- Lack of appetite
- Feeling restless
- Itchy skin rash
- Change the mood
Important Note: Atosuxomide may cause blood disorders. Although this is a very rare complication, see your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Oral ulcers
- Unexplained bruising or bleeding
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Ethosuximide.
Side effects of Ethosuximide overdose (ethosuximide poisoning)
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions of Ethosuximide
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.