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Can methsuximide be given to children?

Yes, methsuximide may be given to children. Methsuximide (Celontin) is an anticonvulsant medication that controls absence seizures by decreasing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Methsuximide may be an effective addition to the drug plan when treating epilepsy in children with intractable seizures. Finding the right dosage for methsuximide may take a bit of trial and error by your child's doctor. As always, the goal is to aim for the smallest dose: just enough to control seizures while keeping side effects low.

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