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Can I drive a car while taking ethosuximide?

Wait until you know how ethosuximide affects you before driving a car or operating heavy machinery. A common side effect of ethosuximide is drowsiness and poor concentration. Not everyone who takes this drug will develop these side effects, but you should tell your physician if drowsiness and other symptoms are limiting your daily activities. You also need to make sure your seizures are under control before you drive a car.

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