What is Ethosuximide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zarontin

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Ethosuximide is an anticonvulsant agent used in the management of absence (petit mal) seizures.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ethosuximide

Side effect Patients
Crying 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Headaches 1
Increased sex drive (libido) 1
Stiffness 1
Tongue swelling 1

Why patients stopped taking Ethosuximide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 3
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Ethosuximide

Duration

Stopped taking Ethosuximide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ethosuximide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Phenobarbital 1

Patients stopped taking Ethosuximide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ethosuximide.