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Who should take Celontin?

Celontin is used to control absence, or petit mal, seizures. These types of seizures occur most commonly in children, and Celontin may be used to treat both children and adults. Absence seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the neurons in the brain. To some, these seizures don't seem as severe as other types of seizures. The person having the seizure may "blank out" for several seconds during which they may stare, flutter their eyelids or eyeballs, and make small movements with their jaws or arms. However, these seizures can be potentially dangerous. Celontin is usually prescribed to people whose seizures have not responded to other types of treatment.

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