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What are the side effects of Sabril?

A major risk associated with taking Sabril (vigabatrin) is the potential for vision problems, so alert your doctor if you experience even minor vision or eye changes. If someone's vision is affected by Sabril, the changes will be permanent. Sabril commonly causes drowsiness, fatigue, weight gain, headache, insomnia, and sensations of numbness or tingling. Some may feel a lack of coordination or shakiness. Memory issues, irritability, and soreness in the joints may occur. Talk to your doctor if these symptoms become severe or last a long time. Aside from vision changes, other serious side effects of Sabril include fever and chills, urinary tract infections, seizures that actually worsen with time, constriction in the chest, lethargy, swelling in hands and feet, and trouble walking. Pale skin and an increase in bruising are serious side effects of Sabril. Report extreme mood changes to your doctor. Some people have allergic reactions to Sabril, including swelling in and around airways, trouble breathing, or hives. If you have an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention. In general, talk to your doctor about any side effects your find unusual or worrisome.

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