What are the side effects of ethosuximide oral solution?

Common side effects of ethosuximide oral solution are dizziness, lack of coordination, sleepiness, blurred vision, headache, loss of appetite, weight loss, and vaginal bleeding. You may also experience diarrhea, hiccups, vomiting, tongue swelling, and gum tenderness. There may be changes to your mental state that require immediate attention from your doctor, such as increased anxiety, trouble sleeping or concentrating, or depression. If you're experiencing difficulty breathing; more seizures; lighter than normal stools or dark urine; tightness in the chest; facial, joint, or gland swelling; skin infections and bruising; nosebleeds; jaundice; suicidal thoughts; or have broken out in hives or a rash (specifically, a butterfly-shaped rash on your face), let your doctor know as soon as possible. Do not drink alcohol or take sleep-inducing medications while taking ethosuximide oral solution, as it could increase the side effects.


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