HEALTH GUIDE REFERENCE FROM A.D.A.M
Treats seizure disorders. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you have had a previous allergic reaction to primidone, or to any kind of barbiturate medicine such as phenobarbital.
How to Use This Medicine
- Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
- May be taken with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
- Shake the oral liquid well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose with a marked measuring spoon.
If a dose is missed:
- Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
- You should not use two doses at the same time, unless directed by your doctor.
- If you miss two or more doses, call your doctor.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store at room temperature in a closed container, away from heat, light and moisture. Do not freeze.
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking birth control pills.
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Check with your doctor before taking primidone if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have liver or kidney disease.
- Because of the risk of increased seizures, do not suddenly stop taking this medicine without first checking with your doctor.
- This medicine may cause drowsiness. Be careful when driving or using dangerous machinery.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Loss of seizure control
- Severe skin rash
- Unexplained fever
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- Loss of coordination
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