What are the possible side effects of Potiga?

Possible side effects from Potiga (ezogabine) include dizziness, fatigue, confusion, tremor, coordination problems, blurred or double vision, skin discoloration, difficulty paying attention, memory impairment and weakness.

Potiga can cause changes in the eye that can lead to vision loss. People should have eye exams every six months while taking Potiga.

Some people who take Potiga also experience problems urinating, including painful urination, trouble starting urination or completely emptying the bladder and a weak urine stream.

Potiga may also cause potentially dangerous psychiatric changes in some people, including aggressive or hostile behavior, psychosis (seeing or hearing things that aren't there), suspicion or distrust, or other changes in mood or behavior. One out of every 500 people who take Potiga may experience suicidal thoughts or behavior, which may happen after worsened anxiety or depression, trouble sleeping, agitation, irritability, impulsiveness, or excessive talking or heightened activity level (mania).

Call your doctor right away if you experience urinary or mood changes while taking Potiga, but don't stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor first. Stopping Potiga suddenly may cause more frequent seizures. Your doctor may need to wean you off Potiga gradually, over a few weeks, while monitoring you closely.

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