Mysoline (Primidone) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Mysoline is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control grand mal (tonic-clonic), psychomotor, and focal epileptic seizures. Mysoline is also referred to by its drug name, primidone.

Mysoline is an anticonvulsant, or in other words, a drug used to prevent and control seizures. It is believed to work in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals in the brain.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Mysoline is taken orally as a tablet one or more times daily. Your physician will likely start you on a low dose of Mysoline and gradually increase the dosage until it becomes effective.

Do not stop taking Mysoline suddenly. If you decide to stop taking Mysoline, consult your physician for a plan to reduce your dose gradually.

Mysoline should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Mysoline lists common side effects including loss of control of body movements and vertigo. These side effects may fade as your body acclimates to Mysoline.

Rare but serious side effects listed for mysoline include low blood cell counts, depression, and suicidal thoughts and behavior. Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects.

Call your doctor if you experience a rash, blurred vision, or unusual bruising or bleeding while taking Mysoline. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you are certain you understand how Mysoline affects you.

Mysoline may reduce the effectiveness of some forms of birth control, including oral contraceptives and implants. You may need to adopt another form of birth control while using Mysoline.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Mysoline — RxList

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