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Potiga Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Potiga
Generic Name: ezogabine (Pronunciation: e ZOG a been)
- What is ezogabine (Potiga)?
- What are the possible side effects of ezogabine (Potiga)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ezogabine (Potiga)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ezogabine (Potiga)?
- How should I take ezogabine (Potiga)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Potiga)?
- What happens if I overdose (Potiga)?
- What should I avoid while taking ezogabine (Potiga)?
- What other drugs will affect ezogabine (Potiga)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is ezogabine (Potiga)?
Ezogabine is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant.
Ezogabine is used to treat partial-onset seizures in adults.
Ezogabine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of ezogabine (Potiga)?
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.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, or if you feel agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- painful or difficult urination;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, spinning sensation;
- weakness, loss of balance or coordination;
- drowsiness, tired feeling;
- memory problems, trouble concentrating;
- blurred vision, double vision;
- problems with speech or walking;
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 Potiga (ezogabine tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about ezogabine (Potiga)?
You should not use ezogabine if you are allergic to it.
Before you take ezogabine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, an enlarged prostate, urination problems, heart disease or a heart rhythm disorder, a history of mental illness or suicidal thoughts, low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood, or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome..
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.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, 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.
This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of ezogabine.
Ezogabine may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Do not stop using ezogabine without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. You may have increased seizures if you stop using ezogabine suddenly. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
Additional Potiga Information
- Potiga Drug Interactions Center: ezogabine oral
- Potiga Side Effects Center
- Potiga FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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