ETHOSUXIMIDE- ethosuximide solution
ETHOSUXIMIDE ORAL SOLUTION USP, 250 mg/5 mL
(eth oh sux´ i mide)
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking ethosuximide oral solution and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about ethosuximide oral solution, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Do not stop taking ethosuximide oral solution without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Stopping ethosuximide oral solution suddenly can cause serious problems.
Ethosuximide oral solution can cause serious side effects, including:
1. Rare but serious blood problems that may be life-threatening. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have:
2. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms:
3. Like other antiepileptic drugs, ethosuximide oral solution may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.
Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?
Call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.
Do not stop ethosuximide oral solution without first talking to a healthcare provider.
Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.
What is ethosuximide oral solution?
Ethosuximide oral solution is a prescription medicine used to treat absence (petit mal) seizures.
Who should not take ethosuximide oral solution?
Do not take ethosuximide oral solution if you are allergic to succinimides (methsuximide or ethosuximide), or any of the ingredients in ethosuximide oral solution. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in ethosuximide oral solution.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking ethosuximide oral solution?
Before you take ethosuximide oral solution, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking ethosuximide oral solution with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take ethosuximide oral solution?
What should I avoid while taking ethosuximide oral solution?
What are the possible side effects of ethosuximide oral solution?
Ethosuximide oral solution may cause other serious side effects, including:
Call your healthcare provider right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of ethosuximide oral solution include
Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of ethosuximide oral solution. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store ethosuximide oral solution?
Keep ethosuximide oral solution and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about ethosuximide oral solution
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use ethosuximide oral solution for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ethosuximide oral solution to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about ethosuximide oral solution. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about ethosuximide oral solution that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information, go to www.versapharm.com or call 1-800-548-0700.
What are the ingredients in ethosuximide oral solution?
Active ingredient: ethosuximide
Inactive ingredients: artificial raspberry flavor, citric acid, ethyl maltol, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, glycerin, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, and sucrose.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.