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Celontin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methsuximide (Celontin)?
- What are the possible side effects of methsuximide (Celontin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methsuximide (Celontin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking methsuximide (Celontin)?
- How should I take methsuximide (Celontin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Celontin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Celontin)?
- What should I avoid while taking methsuximide (Celontin)?
- What other drugs will affect methsuximide (Celontin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Celontin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Celontin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, extreme drowsiness, and weak or shallow breathing.
What should I avoid while taking methsuximide (Celontin)?
Methsuximide can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain drowsiness or dizziness caused by methsuximide.
What other drugs will affect methsuximide (Celontin)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by methsuximide. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines..
Tell your doctor about all other seizure medication you use, especially:
- phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or
- phenytoin (Dilantin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with methsuximide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about methsuximide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Celontin Information
- Celontin Drug Interactions Center: methsuximide oral
- Celontin Side Effects Center
- Celontin Overview including Precautions
- Celontin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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