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Drug information on Ethosuximide (Ethosuximide) from Pfizer Limited (Pharmacia India Pvt Ltd)


Pfizer Limited (Pharmacia India Pvt Ltd)
Generic : Ethosuximide
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Drug Name : Ethosuximide

Ethosuximide(arontin) generic Ethosuximide is a succinimide anticonvulsant, prescribed for epilepsy. It controls the abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Ethosuximide may be prescribed

Side effects of Ethosuximide

   Body As A Whole : Allergic reaction, DRESS syndrome.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, cramps, abdominal pain, weight loss and diarrhea.

   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells, platelets with or without bone marrow suppression and increase in eosinophilia.

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, emotional state, hiccups, irritability, hyperactivity, lethargy, fatigue, incoordination, sleep disturbances, abnormal dreams, inability to concentrate and aggressiveness.

   Skin : Hives, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, itching, rashes and abnormal hair growth.

   Eye : Vision problem.

   Genitourinary : Vaginal bleeding and blood in urine.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The initial dose for patients 3 to 6 years of age is one capsule (250 mg) per day; for patients 6 years of age and older, 2 capsules (500 mg) per day.

How to use Ethosuximide?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Ethosuximide not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Ethosuximide

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, lupus, blood disorder, mental problems including suicidal thoughts, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children less than 3 years, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, incoordination and drowsiness, do not drive a car, operate dangerous machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Proper cleaning of tooth is needed; otherwise it may cause swelling and tenderness of your gums.

• Patients may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts; watch them carefully.

• Monitor complete blood cell counts and liver and kidney functions regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Ethosuximide

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ethosuximide

Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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