Peganone (Ethotoin) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Peganone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat tonic-clonic and complex partial seizures. Peganone is also referred to by its drug name, ethotoin.

Peganone is used as targeted therapy for epilepsy. Peganone is a member of a class of drugs called antiepileptics. Peganone is believed to work by stabilizing the normal seizure threshold, which prevents the spread of seizures when they occur.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Peganone is taken orally in four to six divided doses over the course of the day.

Peganone comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Peganone lists common side effects including suicidal thoughts or actions, vomiting or nausea, repetitive eye movements or vision problems, chest pain, fever, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, fatigue, numbness, and skin rash.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Peganone include systemic lupus, impaired coordination or speech, overgrowth of the gums, and swollen or enlarged lymph nodes.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Peganone — RxList

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