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Zarontin Oral Solution

Zarontin Oral Solution

Zarontin Oral Solution Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Zarontin (ethosuximide) Oral solution is an anticonvulsant used for the control of absence (petit mal) epilepsy. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, headache, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, or loss of coordination.

The initial dose of Zarontin for patients 3 to 6 years of age is one teaspoonful (250 mg) per day; for patients 6 years of age and older, 2 teaspoonfuls (500 mg) per day. The dose thereafter must be individualized according to the patient's response. Zarontin may interact with phenytoin, valproic acid, and other antiepileptic drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Zarontin should be used only if prescribed. This drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Zarontin (ethosuximide) Oral solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

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.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Zarontin Oral Solution FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Body As A Whole: Allergic reaction. Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS).

Gastrointestinal System: Gastrointestinal symptoms occur frequently and include anorexia, vague gastri

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Zarontin Oral Solution (Ethosuximide Oral Solution) »

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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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