Drug InteractionsEzogabine may react with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Ezogabine).
What If I Overdose on This Medicine?It is not clear what exactly to expect from an overdose of this medication. If you happen to take too much ezogabine, seek immediate medical attention.
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What If I Forget a Dose of Ezogabine?The manufacturer of ezogabine provides no recommendations on what to do if you miss a dose, other than to discuss it with your healthcare provider. If you forget to take your dose, it is probably best to simply take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip your missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
How Does It Work?Seizures are the result of brief changes in how the brain's electrical system works. It is not known exactly how ezogabine works for treating seizures. Studies suggest that it may work by affecting potassium channels in the brain (helping them to stay in the "open" position), preventing the abnormal activity from "firing" and spreading to other parts of the brain. This action helps to control seizures.
When and How to Take This MedicineSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ezogabine include the following:
- Ezogabine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth three times a day.
- This medication can be taken with or without food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- As with other seizure medications, do not stop taking ezogabine without your healthcare provider's approval. When you stop taking this medication, it should usually be stopped gradually over a period of at least three weeks.