Ethotoin Drug Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe ethotoin (Peganone®) to control certain types of seizures in adults and children. This medicine is specifically used in people who have complex partial seizures or tonic-clonic seizures (grand mal seizures). It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken four to six times a day after eating.
Ethotoin is thought to work to control seizures by affecting sodium channels in the brain. It does not prevent abnormal brain activity from starting, but rather prevents the abnormal activity from spreading to other parts of the brain.
Although this can be an effective treatment for many people, not everyone can take this drug. Information on ethotoin should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before taking it to help ensure a safe treatment and minimize potential risks. For instance, people who have liver disease or blood disorders may not be able to safely use ethotoin.
(Click Ethotoin for more details on this drug, including information on what your healthcare provider needs to know before you begin treatment and why this medicine may not be safe for certain people.)