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ETHOSUXIMIDE Capsules (GREENSTONE LLC)

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Ethosuximide is indicated for the control of absence (petit mal) epilepsy.

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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Ethosuximide is administered by the oral route. The initial dose for patients 3 to 6 years of age is one capsule (250 mg) per day; for patients 6 years of age and older...

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CONTRAINDICATION

Ethosuximide should not be used in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to succinimides.

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WARNINGS

Blood dyscrasias

Blood dyscrasias, including some with fatal outcome, have been reported to be associated with the use of ethosuximide; therefore, periodic...

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ADVERSE REACTIONS

Body As A Whole: Allergic reaction, Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS).

Gastrointestinal System: Gastrointestinal symptoms...

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OVERDOSAGE

Acute overdoses may produce nausea, vomiting, and CNS depression including coma with respiratory depression. A relationship between ethosuximide toxicity and its plasma levels has not been established. The...

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DESCRIPTION

Ethosuximide is an anticonvulsant succinimide, chemically designated as alpha-ethyl-alpha-methyl-succinimide, with the following structural formula:

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CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Ethosuximide suppresses the paroxysmal three cycle per second spike and wave activity associated with lapses of consciousness which is common in absence (petit mal) seizures. The frequency of...

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HOW SUPPLIED

Ethosuximide is supplied as:
NDC 59762-2250-2: Bottles of 100. Each capsule contains 250 mg ethosuximide.

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MEDICATION GUIDE

Ethosuximide

Capsules, Oral Solution

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking ethosuximide and each time you get a refill. There may...

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May 2016

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