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What Is The Drug Primidone
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Not a common finding.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took 3 mysoline (primidone) for my shaking and my tremors seem to be getting worse . I don't wanna go to the hospital . What can I do at home ?
See a: neurologist specializing in movement diaorders.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 take primidone 50, Dilantin 300, and lamictal 250 every day for my seizures. Now the ammonia levels in my blood are in the 80s but my drs say thats normal cuz of my meds. I need a second opinion?
What causes resting, action and essential tremors? For me to have all 3. I am taking primadone now and it is not helping.
Nobody: Knows what causes this potentially debilitating condition. The drug you take is among the many that r used for the condition. I am convinced that parkinson's ms and thyrotoxicosis were eliminated. You should have a second opinion, possibly check with a univ. Based neurology group even consider mayo clinic. Was dbs (deep brain stimulation) discussed with you as a last resort? Look up the net! ...Read more
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
Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www.Empr.Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more
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