Advertisement

What should I know about ethotoin before taking it?

Before starting ethotoin, you should know that it can cause side effects and drug interactions. It may decrease blood cell counts, so it should not be taken by people who have a pre-existing blood disorder. This medication may also alter mental well being, leading to suicidal thoughts, panic attacks and other changes in behavior or mood.  Pregnant or nursing women may be unable to take ethotoin. Those who have lupus, folic acid deficiency or kidney or liver disease should avoid this medication.

Continue Learning about Anticonvulsant

Should blood levels of anticonvulsants be monitored?
John Preston, PsyDJohn Preston, PsyD
Blood levels of anticonvulsants Depakote and Tegretol must be periodically monitored (especially...
More Answers
What should I know before taking an anticonvulsant for migraines?
David C. Fiore, MDDavid C. Fiore, MD
Before starting an anticonvulsant for migraines, it is important to discuss the pros and cons with y...
More Answers
How is gabapentin used to treat hot flashes?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise) was developed to treat seizures. It has also been used to help to re...
More Answers
What should I know before taking an anticonvulsant for migraines?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Your doctor will need to assess your liver function before starting treatment. Serum bicarbonate wil...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.