Ethosuximide

 
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Without a Prescription

Ethosuximide works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure.
Ethosuximide is prescribed alone or with other medications to prevent and control a certain type of seizure (absence or petit mal seizure).

Contraindications

Ethosuximide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
- If you suffer from liver or kidney problems;
- If you suffer from porphyria (a blood disorder);
- if you are allergic to methsuximide;
- if you are allergic to Ethosuximide;
- if you have alcohol dependence;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet;
- if you have diabetes;
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have mental/mood disorder (depression, psychosis);

Interactions

Do not take Ethosuximide with any of the following drugs:
- Alcohol;
- Alprazolam;
- Antihistamines;
- Cetirizine;
- Diazepam;
- Diphenhydramine;
- Drugs for sleep or anxiety;
- Muscle relaxants;
- Narcotic pain relievers (codeine);
- Zolpidem;

Side Effects

Ethosuximide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Abdominal pain;
- Aching swollen joints;
- Avoid alcohol;
- Behavior including signs of depression;
- Bipolar disorder;
- Depression;
- Diarrhea;
- Diarrhoea;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Easy bruising/bleeding;
- Feeling or being sick;
- Fever;
- Headache;
- Hiccup;
- Inability to concentrate;
- Irritability and unsteadiness when walking;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Loss of appetite;
- Loss of coordination;
- Mood changes;
- Nausea;
- Other mental/mood problems;
- Pain;
- Persistent sore throat;
- Rapid breathing;
- Rash on nose and cheeks;
- Rash;
- Seizure;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe tiredness;
- Signs of infection;
- Sleep disturbances;
- Stomach upset;
- Suicidal thoughts/attempts;
- Suicidal thoughts/attempts;
- Thoughts about harming yourself;
- Thoughts;
- Tiredness;
- Trouble breathing;
- Unusual/sudden changes in your mood;
- Vomiting;
- Weight loss;

Overdose

Reported Ethosuximide overdose symptoms are:
- Severe drowsiness;
- Slow/shallow breathing;
- Loss of consciousness;
Without Prescription (2017)