Zarontin Side Effects

Zarontin Information:

What is in the pack? The name of your medicine is Zarontin.

It comes as clear, pale yellow, dye free, oblong soft gelatin capsules containing a clear solution. Each capsule has 250 mg of the active ingredient ethosuximide Ph Eur.

What is Zarontin? The active ingredient ethosuximide Ph Eur is one of the group of medicines called anti-epileptic drugs which are used in the treatment of epilepsy.

What is Zarontin used for?

Zarontin can be used for the prevention of absence seizures (petit mal epilepsy) and may be taken with other anti-epileptic drugs.

Before taking

Before you start to take Zarontin:

Zarontin may affect your liver and kidneys.


Zarontin Side Effects:

How to take Zarontin

Follow your doctor's instructions exactly and never change the dose yourself. Your doctor will have decided what dose of Zarontin is right for you.

Zarontin capsules should be taken orally. The dosage of Zarontin varies from one person to another.

Side-effects Zarontin can sometimes cause side-effects.

These are usually mild and should disappear as treatment continues. These might be: drowsiness lack of interest dizziness feeling of well being headache depression upset stomach, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick) and lack of appetite slow, stiff movements and shaking, especially of the hands unsteady walking

Other side-effects happen sometimes. diarrhoea swollen tongue vaginal bleeding stomach pain hiccups increased sex drive enlarged gums short sightedness weight loss changes in behaviour or personality (irritability, aggressiveness, feelings of persecution or hyperactivity) sleep disturbances, tiredness, lack of energy, inability to concentrate or nightmares. Serious side-effects are very unusual. They might be:

Skin rash. This might be minor or it might be a more serious condition called Stevens Johnson syndrome which causes blisters and may involve the mouth or the tongue. Systemic lupus erythematosus. This can cause inflammation in various parts of the body including the joints, skin and kidneys. You might notice this first as fever, pain in the joints and general ill health.