What is Zarontin (Ethosuximide) used for?
Zarontin (Ethosuximide) is a type of anticonvulsant medication which is used to control absence seizures (seizures during which somebody stares straight ahead or blinks their eyes but is unresponsive to others). This drug works by decreasing the abnormal activity in the brain that causes seizures.
How should I use Zarontin (Ethosuximide)?
Zarontin (Ethosuximide) comes in the form of a capsule which should be swallowed whole, usually once or more per day. You should follow the instructions provided to you by your physician. Your physician may occasionally increase your dosage, but usually not more than once every 4 to 7 days. Continue taking this medication unless told otherwise by your physician.
What are the side effects of Zarontin (Ethosuximide)?
Some side effects of Zarontin (Ethosuximide) include:
If you notice inflammation of the joints, fever or muscular pain you should consult your physician immediately.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zarontin (Ethosuximide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.