Ethosuximide Medication Information
Ethosuximide (Zarontin®) is a medication used to treat absence seizures (also called petit mal seizures) in people with epilepsy. It is approved for use in both adults and children as young as three years old. Available in capsule form or as a syrup, the medicine is usually taken once or twice daily. Nausea, loss of appetite, and diarrhea are some of the most common side effects.
Although most people tolerate it well, ethosuximide is not right for everyone. Safety information on this drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. This includes knowing what products could interact with ethosuximide and being aware of possible side effects.
(Click Ethosuximide for more information on this medication, including who manufactures it, what to expect in cases of overdose, and whether you can buy it in generic form.)