What is Celontin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Celontin® is a brand of methsuximide, an anticonvulsant succinimide. It is used to control absence (petit mal) seizures that are refractory to other drugs.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Celontin

Side effect Patients
Allergic reaction 1
Chest pain 1
Chest pressure 1
Hives (urticaria) 1
Migraine headaches 1
Nausea 1

Why patients stopped taking Celontin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped taking Celontin

Duration

Stopped taking Celontin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
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 2
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Celontin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Celontin

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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 49y
  • Duration: 31 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
0 seizures
285 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

See creative1's full Celontin history

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects from other AED's seem to disappear while taking this medication as did all types of seizures. Seems with Retigabine, Keppra XR, and Celontin I've found the right medication cocktail for me.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Dec 15, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No side effects experienced with this med. Seems to work well with others I'm taking. I've been seizure free since adding this med.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Severe headache pain disappeared after taking my first dose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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