How should you use this medication?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush or chew this medicine. You may take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine or any of your seizure medicines unless instructed by your doctor or health care professional. Stopping your medicine suddenly can increase your seizures or their severity.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medication in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 4 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What are the possible side effects of this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
problems with balance, talking, walking
rash, fever, and swollen lymph nodes
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
unusually weak or tired
worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
loss of appetite
What may interact with this medicine?
Our pharmacists will check to see if this medication will cause any interactions with the information in your profile.
This medicine may interact with the following medications: