Zarontin Oral Solution Side Effects Center

Last updated on RxList: 11/11/2021
Zarontin Oral Solution Side Effects Center

What Is Zarontin Oral Solution?

Zarontin (ethosuximide) Oral solution is an anticonvulsant used for the control of absence (petit mal) epilepsy. Zarontin oral solution is available in generic form. Common side effects of Zarontin oral solution include:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • tiredness
  • headache
  • stomach upset
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • weight loss
  • diarrhea, or
  • loss of coordination

A small number of people may experience depression, suicidal thoughts/attempts, or other mental/mood problems while taking Zarontin. Tell your doctor immediately if this occurs.

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.

SLIDESHOW

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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

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Since Zarontin (ethosuximide) may interact with concurrently administered antiepileptic drugs, periodic serum level determinations of these drugs may be necessary (e.g., ethosuximide may elevate phenytoin serum levels and valproic acid has been reported to both increase and decrease ethosuximide levels).

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

QUESTION

If you have had a seizure, it means you have epilepsy. See Answer

© Zarontin Oral Solution Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Zarontin Oral Solution Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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