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Why did my doctor tell me to take primidone?

Primidone is intended for people with seizures, also called convulsions. Your doctor probably prescribed it for you because you have been diagnosed with a condition called epilepsy, in which the brain has repeated episodes of abnormal electrical activity. This abnormal activity causes seizures, which can be dangerous if they are not treated.

Primidone is categorized as an anticonvulsant medicine and is used either on its own or in combination with other anticonvulsants to treat several types of seizures that can happen in epilepsy, such as grand mal, focal seizures and psychomotor seizures. By prescribing primidone, your doctor is trying to reduce the number of or eliminate the seizures you have.