Ospolot (Sulthiame) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Ospolot is a brand name for Sulthiame. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Sulthiame is indicated for epilepsy, especially temporal lobe and myoclonic seizures. Sulthiame may also be prescribed for benign focal (partial) epilepsy of childhood.

Sulthiame is an antiepileptic, or drug that prevents seizures. Sultiame is also a sulfa drug and a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It is believed that Sultiame works in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals.

How do I take it?
Sulthiame comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The AMH lists common side effects for Sulthiame including drowsiness, dizziness, double vision, loss of balance or coordination, upset stomach, loss of appetite, numbness or tingling in the extremities, trouble breathing, and rapid heartbeat.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Sulthiame include psychosis, blood disorders, metabolic acidosis (a dangerous chemical imbalance), and Stevens-Johnson syndrome (a potentially life-threatening disorder of skin and mucous membranes).

Information was sourced from:

The Australian Medicines Handbook

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