What should I avoid while taking Sabril?

Do not miss a doctor's appointment while on Sabril (vigabatrin). These check-ups are very important to ensure the safest use of the drug and manage potential side effects, such a vision loss and extreme mood changes. Do not dismiss even minor vision changes, as they may be a result of the medication. Avoid high-risk activities or activities requiring quick reaction time until you know how the drug will affect you. Do not drink alcohol while on Sabril, as it may lessen the effectiveness of the drug. Do not take over-the-counter pain killers without first consulting your doctor, as some over-the-counter pain killers can interact with Sabril. Other drugs that interact poorly with Sabril include steroids, phenytoin, hydroxychloroquine, and thioridazine. Avoid breast-feeding while on Sabril, as the drug passes through breast milk to a nursing infant. Avoid discontinuing this drug until you have discussed how to quit with your doctor, as abrupt discontinuation can result in severe seizures.

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