paramethadione- oral, Paradione
GENERIC NAME: PARAMETHADIONE- ORAL (pair-uh-METH-uh-DYE-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Paradione
USES: This medication is used to treat seizure disorders.
HOW TO USE: Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not stop taking this drug suddenly without consulting your doctor as seizures may occur. It is important to take all doses on time to keep the level of medication in your blood constant. Take doses at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night. While taking this medication, lab tests may be done, especially in the first few months, to check if the drug is working properly.
SIDE EFFECTS: May cause drowsiness. Use caution performing tasks that require alertness. Other side effects include stomach upset, loss of appetite, headache, irritability or fatigue. These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. Notify your doctor if you develop: seizures, blurred vision, fever, sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, clumsiness, skin rash. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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