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Formulation : Capsule

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What is Zarontin /Ethosuximide used for?

Zarontin is a medication that is used to control absence seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. Zarontin is an anticonvulsant that goes into effect in the brain tissue to stop seizures from occuring.

How should Zarontin /Ethosuximide be stored?

Store Zarontin in a sealed container at room temperature.  Keep this medication away from heat, moisture, and light.  Do not freeze Zarontin.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Zarontin/Ethosuximide ?

Follow your doctors dosing orders, or the directions indicated on the label.  The capules should be swallowed whole.  Do not chew on them or break them open.  With Zarontin liquid, use the same measuring spoon every time so that the dose is correct.   Zarontin can be taken with or without food, however, many people find that if they take it with food  they have less of a stomach ache problem than if they don't take it with a meal.  Take only the amount that your doctor prescribed to you.  Don't stop taking Zarontin without talking to your doctor first.  Serious problems could occur if you suddenly stop taking Zarontin.  If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take extra doses to make up for the missed dose.

When should Zarontin /Ethosuximide not be taken?

Zarontin should not be taken if you are allergic to <a href="http://www.doctorsolve.com/productPage.aspx?DrugName=%22Zarontin%22"> ethosuximide</a> or any of the ingredients of the medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Zarontin /Ethosuximide ?

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant while taking Zarontin, or if you are breast feeding a baby.  The effects of Zarontin on an infant are unknown and could be dangerous.  Tell your doctor if you have any of the following medicatl problems before you take Zarontin.  Blood disorders, depression, systemic lupus erythematosus, grand mal, or tonic-clonic seizures, kidney or liver disease.  Tell your doctor about any medications you are using including prescription and non-prescription before taking Zarontin.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Zarontin /Ethosuximide ?

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines before you take Zarontin:  carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, ginkgo, nevirapine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or valproic acid.  Avoid using tobacco and drinking alcohol while taking Zarontin.  These things can cause interations with the medicine and cause unwanted side effects.  Your doctor may need to check your progress closely while you are using this medication.  Blood tests may be required to make sure that Zarontin is benefiting you. 

When should Zarontin /Ethosuximide not be taken?

et emergency help if you have any signs of allergic reaction including hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, and difficulty breathing.  Call your doctor if you are experiencing these serious side effects: changes in behavior, discouragemen

Less serious side effects include increased libido, cramps, dizziness, drowsiness, heartburn, hiccups, increased hair growth, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, nearsightedness, pain or discomfort in the chest, redness of skin, insomnia, drowsiness, weak