Vigabatrin

 
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Without a Prescription

Vigabatrin decreases the number of seizures in adults and children who have not been able to control their seizures with other treatment.
Vigabatrin is an anticonvulsant.
Vigabatrin is prescribed in combination with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy).
Vigabatrin is prescribed to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy.
Vigabatrin is thought to work by stopping the breakdown of a natural calming substance (GABA) in the brain.

Side Effects

Vigabatrin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Bipolar disorder;
- changes in vision such as blurred vision, double vision or eye movements you cannot control;
- Confusion;
- constipation;
- Dark urine;
- diarrhea;
- Difficulty concentrating;
- Dizziness;
- drowsiness;
- Experience depression;
- Family/caregiver notice any unusual/sudden changes in your mood;
- fever or infection;
- Hallucinations;
- Headache;
- headache;
- Increase in seizures;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- joint pain;
- memory problems;
- Mental/mood problems;
- Nausea;
- nausea;
- numbness or tingling in feet or toes;
- Or behavior including signs of depression;
- Pain;
- Persistent nausea;
- Rash;
- Seizure;
- seizures;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe drowsiness/difficulty waking up;
- Severe mental/mood changes;
- Shakiness (tremor);
- Stomach/abdominal pain;
- suicidal thoughts or other mood changes;
- Suicidal thoughts/attempts;
- Suicidal thoughts/attempts;
- Thoughts about harming yourself;
- Thoughts;
- Tingling/numbness;
- tiredness;
- tremors;
- Trouble breathing;
- unusually weak or tired;
- Vomiting;
- Weight gain;
- Yellowing eyes/skin;

Contraindications

Vigabatrin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to vigabatrin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- breast-feeding;
- history of a drug or alcohol abuse problem;
- kidney disease;
- low red blood cell counts (anemia);
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt; a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member;
- vision problems;
- if you are allergic to vigabatrin;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have certain eye problem (visual field defect);
- if you have certain medical conditions;
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have mental/mood problems (depression, psychosis);
- if you have other eye problems (glaucoma, macular degeneration, optic nerve problem);

Interactions

Do not take Vigabatrin with any of the following drugs:
- Alprazolam;
- Amitriptyline;
- Anti-seizure drugs (carbamazepine);
- Certain antihistamines;
- Chloroquine;
- Chlorpromazine;
- clonazepam;
- Diazepam;
- Diphenhydramine;
- Drugs that can harm the eye;
- Hydroxychloroquine;
- Medicine for sleep or anxiety;
- Muscle relaxants;
- Narcotic pain relievers (codeine);
- other medicines that may cause serious eye problems such as interferon-alpha, peg-interferon, prednisone, or methylprednisolone;
- Phenothiazines including thioridazine;
- Phenytoin;
- Psychiatric medicines;
- Retinotoxic drugs;
- Risperidone;
- Trazodone;
- Zolpidem;

Overdose

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