Side Effects of Ezogabine
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you are taking ezogabine and develop side effects such as fainting, suicidal thoughts, or any kind of bladder problems. In most cases, however, reactions to this drug tend to be minor and easy to treat. Common side effects of this seizure medicine may include dizziness, drowsiness, and confusion.
An Introduction to Side Effects of EzogabineJust like any medicine, ezogabine (Potiga™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ezogabine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Ezogabine Side Effects to ReportSome side effects of ezogabine are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Bladder problems of any kind, such as:
- Problems with starting to urinate
- Difficulty emptying the bladder
- A weak urine stream
- Painful urination
- Any unusual changes in behavior
- Blue skin (often on or around the mouth), blue nail beds, or blue discoloration of the whites of the eyes
- Changes in vision
- Feeling suspicious or paranoid
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Heart palpitations
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.