GENERIC NAME: PHENSUXIMIDE - ORAL (fen-SUX-eh-mide)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth exactly as prescribed. Try to take it at the same time each day so you get into a habit of taking this. This may be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Do not stop taking this medication or change your dose without first consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS: Indigestion, change in appetite, nausea, headache, difficulty sleeping, tiredness or weakness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. Mood changes, nervousness, thinning or darkening of fine body hair, hiccups, drowsiness, dizziness, or incoordination may also occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: easy bruising or bleeding, skin rash, blurred vision, fever, sore throat, excessive drowsiness or dizziness, joint pain, behavior changes, depression, seizures. This medication may cause blood disorders. Laboratory tests will be done periodically to monitor for these effects. This medication may turn your urine pink to dark red in color. Do not be alarmed. This is a temporary effect that will stop when the medication is discontinued. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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