This medication is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for seizures. It decreases nerve impulses in the nervous system.
Contraindicated in patients with porphyria and hypersensitivity.
Adult- PO- Days 1 to 3: 50 mg at bedtime.
Days 4 to 6: 50 mg two times per day.
Days 7 to 9: 100mg two times per day.
Day 10 to maintenance: 125 mg to 250 mg three times per day.
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with lung, liver, or kidney problem; mental illness, alcoholism, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, and vision changes, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts; watch them carefully.
• Monitor complete blood counts while taking this medication.
• Central Nervous System:
Drowsiness, incoordination, irritability, headache, restlessness, dizziness, blurred or double vision, excitement, tiredness.
• General: Impotence, hair loss, swollen eyelids or legs. C
• Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, loss of taste and appetite.
• Miscellaneous: Skin rash, sore throat, fever, yellowing of skin and eyes and dark urine, bloody nose, unusual bleeding, tiny purple-colored skin spots, easy bruising.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.
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