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Please tell me about mysoline (primidone) tabs? Is it for seizures?

Please tell me about mysoline (primidone) tabs? Is it for seizures?

Yes: Mysoline, generically known as primidone, is an anti-convulsive drug. It is also useful for treating certain types of tremor. This is an "old" drug, but still useful in the right situations. ...Read more

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Mysoline (primidone) -- how long does it take to work?

Mysoline (primidone) -- how long does it take to work?

15 minutes plus: Mysoline (primidone) is only available for oral use. Therefore it will take at least 15 minutes before a useful blood level can be reached. It can take much much longer depending on factors such as person's age, general health, weight, fever, type of condition treated, etc. ...Read more

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I recently changed anti seizure meds to mysoline (primidone) (250mg 2xday) and occasionally take klonopin 2 mg prn. Any known interactions btw the 2?

I recently changed anti seizure meds to mysoline (primidone) (250mg 2xday) and occasionally take klonopin 2 mg prn. Any known interactions btw the 2?

Mysoline (primidone): They are potent CNS depressant. Tiredness, sleepiness, drowsiness, k poor concentration, slow reaction time, lethargy are expected symptoms when used in combination. ...Read more

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I wanna check if it is ok to take one Ritalin and full pill of mysoline and full pill Paxil (paroxetine)? Because my doctor said it is but I feel weird

I wanna check if it is ok to take one Ritalin and full pill of mysoline and full pill Paxil (paroxetine)? Because my doctor said it is but I feel weird

Different time: Please do not take them together. Take them at different time of the day Also please talk to your doctor, if possible to stop mysoline and just take Ritalin and Paxil (paroxetine) ...Read more

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Can I take primidone while breastfeeding?

Can I take primidone while breastfeeding?

Yes: Caution should be taken if breastfeeding while on this med. Both primadone and a metabolite Phenobarbital will pass to baby and can produce sedation in the neonatal period. Relative transfer <9% of mothers dose, with serum levels from trace to <1/2 therapuetic for both. Harriet lane c2-caution, hale L3 moderately safe. See medications and mothers milk 14ed. Hale, 2010. ...Read more

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Taking primidone and alkaline phosphatase is going up. Do I care?

Alk Phos: While Primidone may be the culprit, bone or liver disease must be ruled out. I would recommend a fractionated alk phos (shows which isoenzyme is elevated) and then proceed accordingly -- you may benefit from a right upper quadrant ultrasound (if liver isoenzyme is elevated) or a bone scan (if bone isoenzyme is elevated). ...Read more

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My hands jerk n I don't know if it's from my medication? Please help, I take primidone 250mg n it's not working.

Get diagnosed: Your jerks might represent myoclonus, and unlikely that Primidone is culprit, as it usually suppresses tremors, and focal seizures. But in some cases, older anti-epileptic drugs, especially those metabolized to barbiturates, could worsen myoclonus. Get this phenomenon diagnosed, and revise therapy as needed. Get referred to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a primidone blood measurement?

Why would someone need a primidone blood measurement?

To prevent toxicity: Primidone has a complex metabolism and active metabolites. It is affected by failure of other organ systems so levels must be monitored. ...Read more

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I've heard seroquel (quetiapine) makes you shake, is this true? Cause every day I shake n I have r to take primidone.

I've heard seroquel (quetiapine) makes you shake, is this true? Cause every day I shake n I have r to take primidone.

See both abilify (aripiprazole) ;: Seroquel (quetiapine) listed under medications. Both of these meds can be very effective but have potential for different types of movements: shaking, akathisia, tremor ; tardive dyskinesia. Don't know why you are taking these medications since you re only listed conditions are "anxiety" ; "anxiety disorder". It is always important to know why a particular medication is being ordered ; possible side effects, . ...Read more

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Primidone what is the dosage for essential tremor?

Primidone what is the dosage for essential tremor?

Essential Tremor: Primidone (mysoline) is a structural analogue of phenobarbital. The drug reduces tremor amplitude by 60% to 70%. Although Primidone therapy reduces hand tremor, tremors of the head, voice, and other areas improve less. The starting dose of Primidone should be low (12.5-25 mg), taken at bedtime, and gradually increased until tremor reduction is achieved. The maximum dosage is 750 mg/day divide tid. ...Read more

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Can primidone 100mg/day cause cognitive deficits?

Can primidone 100mg/day cause cognitive deficits?

Maybe: Primidone does have sedative properties which can cause cognitive deficits but not permanently. However, I cannot speak for the original condition the drug has been prescribed which may cause cognitive deficits. ...Read more

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Taking primidone for tremors. Supposed to increase from 25mg to 50 mg tomorrow. It makes me dizzy will this go away or should I ask for new meds?

Slow titration: Primidone may be side effect prone, but with continuation of medication, these side effects can subside. Continuing on the same dose for a longer period prior to titrating upwards may be one strategy to lessen side effects and improve tolerability. ...Read more

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Pat. With essential tremor not response to propranolol and primidone. What is next management?

Many: Propranolol can be incr to as much as 320 mg a day if hr and BP permit. Primidone can be increased to as much as 750 mg/day, limited initially by n, v, and ataxia (incoordination). Other drugs are: gabapentin, alprazolam, topiramate and finally, deep brain stimulation. Tremor that does not cause impairment or embarrassment does not require treatment. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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Primidone (Definition)

Primidone is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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Mysoline (Definition)

Mysoline is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more