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Sabril Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is vigabatrin (Sabril)?
- What are the possible side effects of vigabatrin (Sabril)?
- What is the most important information I should know about vigabatrin (Sabril)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking vigabatrin (Sabril)?
- How should I take vigabatrin (Sabril)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sabril)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sabril)?
- What should I avoid while taking vigabatrin (Sabril)?
- What other drugs will affect vigabatrin (Sabril)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sabril)?
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 (Sabril)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe drowsiness or dizziness, confusion, trouble speaking, feeling agitated or irritable, unusual thoughts or behavior, increased seizures, slow heart rate, weak or shallow breathing, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking vigabatrin (Sabril)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect vigabatrin (Sabril)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by vigabatrin. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other seizure medications.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone);
- clonazepam (Klonopin);
- deferoxamine (Desferal);
- ethambutol (Myambutol);
- hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- tamoxifen (Soltamox); or
- steroid medicine such as prednisone (Deltasone, Sterapred), budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort, Symbicort), fluticasone (Advair , Flonase, Flovent, Veramyst), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), triamcinolone (Nasacort), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with vigabatrin. 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 vigabatrin.
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 Sabril Information
- Sabril Drug Interactions Center: vigabatrin oral
- Sabril Side Effects Center
- Sabril FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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