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General Information on Primidone

Generic Name : Primidone

Pronunciation : pri' mi done

Latest prescription information about Primidone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y46.6 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticonvulsants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Primidone

India : 

International : 

Mysoline

Why is Primidone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticonvulsant, prescribed for seizures.  It decreases nerve impulses in the nervous system.

When should Primidone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with porphyria and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Primidone?

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.

How should Primidone be taken?

It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Primidone?

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.

What are the side effects of Primidone?

  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.

What are the other precautions for Primidone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Primidone?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.


Schedule : G

Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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