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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Ethosuximide (Definition)

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


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I am taking zarontin (ethosuximide) and my stomach keeps having pain.?

I am taking zarontin (ethosuximide) and my stomach keeps having pain.?

Side effects…: Your symptoms require an examination. You should see your doctor. Side effects can happen with various medications. ...Read more

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I am taking zarontin (ethosuximide) and my stomach pains.?

I am taking zarontin (ethosuximide) and my stomach pains.?

Zarontin (ethosuximide): Stomach upset not uncommon, antacids can help, also taking zarontin (ethosuximide) on full stomach helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be vegan while taking ethosuximide (zarontin) for epilepsy?

Is it possible to be vegan while taking ethosuximide (zarontin) for epilepsy?

Yes but: The richest source of Vitamin B12 is meat - with no meat in the diet checking your level will be important ...Read more

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Side effect of ethosuximide?

Side effect of ethosuximide?

It can be.: Side effects of Ethosuximide can include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, GI upset, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, confusion, altered sleep, itch, enlarged gums, hiccups, tongue swelling, change in blood count, allergic reaction, vision changes, & even psychosis, seizure, lupus, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or severe rash. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ethosuximide?

What are the side effects of ethosuximide?

Ethosuximine: You can find the answer to this at:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682327.Html
also, entering medlineplus. Gov into your browser's search bar will take you to the national library of medicine patient education website, with information about diseases and about drugs and supplements. The information at this site is reliable and accurate, unlike some internet sites. ...Read more

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Ethosuximide is making me so nauseated. How long can I expect this?

Ethosuximide is making me so nauseated. How long can I expect this?

Known side effect: Nausea is a known se of this drug. So, if you can't ameliorate this with simple steps (eg varying timing, with food, trial of ginger chews etc.), then discuss with your neurologist and seek alternatives for your seizure disorder. ...Read more

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How long will ethosuximide cause nausea?

How long will ethosuximide cause nausea?

Week at most: Nausea is a temporary side effect in most people who take ethosuximide. If this does not resolve in a week or two talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Ethosuximide (zorontin) and muscle pain, how are these related?

Ethosuximide (zorontin) and muscle pain, how are these related?

May cause: Muscle cramps can occur with Ethosuximide but it's not very common. Occasionally it can result in an auto immune type disorder so if you have muscle pain and joint pain/rash you should tell your MD. This is a medication used for a type of seizure (sometimes called petit mal or absence) so do not stop it or adjust the dose until you have talked to your Doctor about your muscle symptoms. ...Read more

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Does ethosuximide affect sleep in children?

Does ethosuximide affect sleep in children?

It can: The website noted below lists the following including difficulty with sleeplessness. Psychiatric side effects have included sleep disturbances, night terrors, inability to concentrate, and aggressiveness. Paranoid psychosis, increased libido, and increased state of depression with overt suicidal intentions have been reported rarely.
www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ethosuximide-side-effects. Html. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ethosuximide allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ethosuximide allergy?

Ethosuximide: Ethosuximide is used in the treatment of absence seizures. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Side effects of ethosuximide? Is much nausea one of the side effects?

Side effects of ethosuximide? Is much nausea one of the side effects?

It can be.: Side effects of Ethosuximide can include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, GI upset, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, confusion, altered sleep, itch, enlarged gums, hiccups, tongue swelling, change in blood count, allergic reaction, vision changes, & even psychosis, seizure, lupus, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or severe rash. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Zarontin (Definition)

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


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