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What should I avoid while taking Potiga?

While taking Potiga (ezogabine), there are several things you may need to avoid to minimize your risk of side effects and other problems.
  • Do not drink alcohol. Drinking alcohol may increase side effects of Potiga.
  • If you are considering becoming pregnant or do become pregnant while taking Potiga, call your doctor to discuss the best action for you to take. Do not breast-feed while taking this drug. Although research is ongoing, currently there is not enough evidence showing that Potiga is safe to use during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. 
  • Do not drive, operate machinery or do other potentially dangerous activities until you know how Potiga affects you. In some people, Potiga may cause side effects including blurred or double vision, dizziness, sleepiness, loss of coordination and difficulty paying attention, which may increase your risk of having an accident.
  • Do not take any other medications or supplements while taking Potiga unless you check with your doctor first. Some medicines may interact with Potiga, increasing risk of side effects or changing how well the medications work.
  • Do not stop taking Potiga suddenly without consulting your doctor first. Abruptly ending Potiga treatment may increase your risk of seizures.

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