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Ethosuximide causing stomach sickness

I have a daughter, she is 7 years old, she has epilepsy, ( I have to wait on Feb 8 they will do to her an MRI & EEG she is taking ETHOSUXIMIDE at the moment. but she’s always sick i have to pick her up fron school because she has a stomach upset, vomi...
by Maryuri puerta in Miami Florida, 01/09/2006

Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
(eth-oh- SUCKS-ih-myd) Zarontin (Rx)

Classification: Anticonvulsant, succinimide type

See Also: See also Anticonvulsants and Succinimides .

Action/Kinetics: Peak serum levels: 3-7 hr. t 1/2, adults: 40-60 hr; t 1/2, children: 30 hr. Steady serum levels reached in 7-10 days. Therapeutic serum levels: 40-100 mcg/mL. Not bound to plasma protein. Metabolized in the liver. Both inactive metabolites and unchanged drug are excreted in the urine.

Uses: Absence (petit mal) seizures.

Additional Drug Interactions: Both isoniazid and valproic acid may the effects of ethosuximide.

How Supplied: Capsule: 250 mg; Syrup: 250 mg/5 mL

?Capsules, Syrup Absence seizures.
Adults and children over 6 years, initial: 250 mg b.i.d.; the dose may be increased by 250 mg/day at 4-7-day intervals until seizures are controlled or until total daily dose reaches 1.5 g. Children under 6 years, initial: 250 mg/day; dosage may be increased by 250 mg/day every 4-7 days until control is established or total daily dose reaches 1 g.

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