This medication is a sulfonamide anticonvulsant, prescribed for partial seizures. It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Adult: PO- Initial: 50 mg/day in 2 divided doses, increase up to 100 mg/day after 1 week. Thereafter, may further increase the dose at weekly intervals in steps of up to 100 mg. Usual dose: 300-500 mg/day.
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Most Common:
Drowsiness, loss of appetite, dizziness, unsteadiness, agitation/irritability, memory loss and poor concentration.
• Body as a Whole: Headache, abdominal pain and flu syndrome.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation and dry mouth.
• Blood : Bruising.
• Metabolic: Weight loss.
• Central Nervous System : Night blindness, tingling, confusion, poor concentration, memory loss, agitation/irritability, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, nervousness, drowsiness, fatigue, tiredness, speech abnormalities and difficulties in verbal expression.
• Respiratory : Nose inflammation.
• Skin: Rash, itching, pimple, hair loss, increased sweating, dry skin, hives, abnormal hair growth over the body surface.
• Eye and ENT : Double vision and taste perversion.
If condition worsens or if the patient experiences skin rash, consult with your doctor immediately.
Avoid excess dosage.
Oral: Store it at room temperature (below 30°C).