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Peganone

Peganone Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Peganone

Generic Name: ethotoin (Pronunciation: ETH oh toyn)

What is ethotoin (Peganone)?

Ethotoin is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant.

Ethotoin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat seizures in adults and children.

Ethotoin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of ethotoin (Peganone)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • chest pain;
  • vision problems;
  • signs of infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms, easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums), mouth sores, unusual weakness;
  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • joint pain or swelling with fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, chest pain;
  • patchy skin color, red spots, or a butterfly-shaped skin rash over your cheeks and nose (worsens in sunlight);
  • fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
  • worsening of seizures.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
  • vomiting, diarrhea;
  • swelling in your gums;
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • lack of balance or coordination.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Peganone (ethotoin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about ethotoin (Peganone)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ethotoin or if you have liver disease or a blood cell disorder (such as anemia, hemophilia, and others).

Ethotoin can cause a decrease in many types of blood cells (white cells, red cells, platelets). Call your doctor at once if you have any unusual bleeding, weakness, or any signs of infection, even if these symptoms first occur after you have been using the medication for several months.

You may have thoughts about suicide while taking this medication. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Contact your doctor if your seizures get worse or you have them more often while taking ethotoin.

Carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet stating that you are taking ethotoin, in case of emergency. Any doctor, dentist, or emergency medical care provider who treats you should know that you are taking a seizure medication.

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