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Ethotoin Side Effects

Possible Side Effects

Because ethotoin is an older medication, there is limited information available about possible side effects and how frequently they occur. As a result, exact percentages are not available.
Some of the possible bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of ethotoin include:
  • Involuntary eye movements
  • Double vision
  • Nausea and vomiting (especially if ethotoin is not taken after a meal)
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness.
Overgrowth of the gums and coordination problems have also been reported, but only when ethotoin was used in combination with other seizure medications known to cause such problems.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the ethotoin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking ethotoin or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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