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Ethosuximide

Popular Brands: : Zarontin, Ethosuximide, Petnidan, Suxilep, Ethymal
Official FDA Reports2,334
Social Media Events184
Total Posts275
Avg. Review Score3.66/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Ethosuximide
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Parke Davis Div Warner Lambert Co
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Ethosuximide Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Ethosuximide

Nausea

... a year now. Her seizures have decreased dramatically. However, there are side effects. She gets frequent hiccups (drives her crazy) and insomnia. Sometimes she complains of nausea , but usually if she...


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Mood Swings

... effects. She gets frequent hiccups (drives her crazy) and insomnia. Sometimes she complains of nausea, but usually if she takes it without food. I have noticed sharp mood swings , but can anticipate ...


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Hiccups

My 9 year old daughter has been taking this medication for over a year now. Her seizures have decreased dramatically. However, there are side effects. She gets frequent hiccups (drives her crazy) and ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Hiccups, Mood swings, Insomnia, Psychotic disorder

Posted By momoflh in fdb.rxlist.com on April 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... a year now. Her seizures have decreased dramatically. However, there are side effects. She gets frequent hiccups (drives her crazy) and insomnia. Sometimes she complains of nausea, but usually if she...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nervousness

Posted By caylasue in fdb.rxlist.com on February 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... his dosage. We are now at the top of the spetrum of his dosage and cannot increase it anymore. so we are not sure if we'll switch his medication because we are vcery nervous about putting him on Depak...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache

Posted By Treesh in fdb.rxlist.com on October 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... with Red and Yellow Dye. It is totally unacceptable the FDA and the US still allows this in our drugs and foods while other countries ban these dyes. They cause cancer and headaches and a multitude of...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anxiety, Abdominal pain upper, Amnesia, Disturbance in attention, Somnolence, Contusion, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: easily bruised, lack of apetite, stomach ache ocasionally, tiredness, difficulties focusing and follow instruction, memory problems, anxiety

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Mood swings, Amnesia

Posted By animator in fdb.rxlist.com on September 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

side effects such as mood swings, lost of apetite, lack of energy, hard to follow direction, difficuties to focus, memory loss

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Seemed to conflict with vyvanse for ADHD so switched him to a different ADHD medication. Only 7 months and test showed no seizures. Started with just 1 pill daily because made him slee...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By a in fdb.rxlist.com on December 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am

My son has been on this medication for 4 1/2 months now. We have seen no difference in his petit mal seizures. He is still having the same amount every day after upping his dose 4 times.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abdominal pain upper, Aggression, Drug effect increased, Mood altered

Posted By Pauls mommy in fdb.rxlist.com on December 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... side effects of aggression, sadness...Weaned him from that to try Zarontin 250 mg/ 2x day. So far, last two weeks, have been great! Mood has leveled out, couple minor stomach aches reported and has m...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 7, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Amnesia, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 4, 2012 @ 12:00 am

My son has been taking this for quite a while. Initially it was a godsend. He has always had memory problems and tiredness with it. We weaned him off recently to see if he had outgrow...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.