What should I know about Celontin before taking it?

Before taking Celontin, you should be aware of the conditions and medications that may interact negatively with Celontin. If you are taking any medications, especially certain barbiturates or hydantoins, talk to your doctor because you may be at a greater risks for the side effects of Celontin. Celontin may also lessen the effectiveness of other medications, such as the anticonvulsant drug lamotrigine. Since Celontin is usually used when other seizure medications aren't effective, it's important to tell your doctor about any other seizure medications you're taking before beginning Celontin. Also, if you have lupus, liver or kidney problems, or certain blood or nerve diseases, make sure you notify your doctor. Because Celontin may cause depression or suicidal thoughts, make sure you discuss this possibility with your family members and doctor.

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