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Drug Description:

This medicine is used for the intermittent treatment of severe epileptic seizuresStore at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Severe high blood pressure can occur if certain nasal decongestants are taken with this medicine. This medicine may produce dizziness or drowsiness; patients should observe caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness, coordination, or physical dexterity. Do not stop taking this medication without checking with your doctor. Do not take more medication than is prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medication. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your doctor. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised by your doctor. If more than one dose is missed, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take this medicine on an empty stomach, always take it with food or milk and a full glass of water. Do not lie down for about 20 to 30 minutes after taking this medicine. This helps prevent irritation that could lead to trouble in swallowing. This medicine may also cause confusion and, rarely, psychosis, especially in older adults.Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications.Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.This medicine causes drowsiness and sedation, do not engage in activities requiring mental alertness such as driving a car or operating machinery until the sedating effects of this medication have worn off. Alcohol can increase the drowsiness effects and should be avoided.Most severe: Confusion, shakiness, slow heartbeat, slow reflexes, slurred speech, staggering, trouble breathing, weaknessMost common: Drowsiness, rash, tingling or loss of feeling in the fingers, hiccups, nervousness, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, pain, incoordination, euphoria, (excessive feeling of happiness), confusion, tremblingOther: Sore throat, fever, chills, muscle weakness, aggressive or bizarre behaviours, low blood pressure, unusual bleeding or bruising, cough, pale skin, increased salivation, visual changes, urinary incontinence, yellowing of the eyes or skin

Indication:

This medicine is used for the intermittent treatment of severe epileptic seizures

Storage:

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.

General:

If you have any questions about your medicine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. This medicine is only to be used by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not give it to others. This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medicine. If you have any questions about your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Precautions:

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition like heart disease, lung disease, impairment of kidney or liver functions.

Warnings:

This medicine causes drowsiness and sedation, do not engage in activities requiring mental alertness such as driving a car or operating machinery until the sedating effects of this medication have worn off. Alcohol can increase the drowsiness effects and should be avoided.

Patient Family Info:

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. Severe high blood pressure can occur if certain nasal decongestants are taken with this medicine. This medicine may produce dizziness or drowsiness; patients should observe caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness, coordination, or physical dexterity. Do not stop taking this medication without checking with your doctor. Do not take more medication than is prescribed unless advised to do so by your doctor or health care provider. Patients with previous medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medication. Do not take any other over-the-counter or prescription medications without talking with your doctor. If a dose is missed, take it as soon a

Contra Indication:

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or to similar medications.

Severe Side Effects:

Most severe: Confusion, shakiness, slow heartbeat, slow reflexes, slurred speech, staggering, trouble breathing, weakness

Common Side Effects:

Most common: Drowsiness, rash, tingling or loss of feeling in the fingers, hiccups, nervousness, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, pain, incoordination, euphoria, (excessive feeling of happiness), confusion, trembling

Other Side Effects:

Sore throat, fever, chills, muscle weakness, aggressive or bizarre behaviours, low blood pressure, unusual bleeding or bruising, cough, pale skin, increased salivation, visual changes, urinary incontinence, yellowing of the eyes or skin

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