EthosuximideEEthosuximideEthosuximideEnglishPharmacyNANANervous systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-04-15T04:00:00ZAmelia Rodrigues, BScPhm, ACPR, RPh56.00000000000008.00000000000000631.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p class="akh-article-overview">Your child needs to take the medicine called ethosuximide for their seizures or fits. This information sheet explains what ethosuximide does, how to take it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.</p><p>Your child needs to take the medicine called ethosuximide (say: eth-oh-SUKS-i-mide) for their seizures or fits. This information sheet explains what ethosuximide does, how to take it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine. </p><h2>Before giving ethosuximide to your child?</h2> <p>Tell your doctor if your child has had an unusual or allergic reaction to succinimides or any component of the drug. </p> <h3>Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if your child has any of the following conditions. Precautions may need to be taken with this medicine if your child has: </h3> <ul><li>kidney disease </li> <li>liver disease </li></ul><h2>How should you give your child ethosuximide?</h2> <p>Follow these instructions when you give your child ethosuximide:</p> <ul><li>Give your child ethosuximide regularly, exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. Talk to your child's doctor before you stop giving this medicine for any reason. Abrupt withdrawal of ethosuximide can lead to a precipitation of seizures.</li> <li>Give your child ethosuximide at the same time every day. Pick a time that is easy for you so that you do not miss doses. </li> <li>Make sure you have enough ethosuximide for weekends, holidays, and vacations. </li> <li>Have your child take ethosuximide with food or milk, if the medicine causes an upset stomach. </li></ul><h2>What should you do if your child misses a dose of ethosuximide?</h2> <p>If your child misses a dose of ethosuximide:</p> <ul><li>Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. </li> <li>If you remember the missed dose within 4 hours of the next dose, skip the missed dose. </li> <li>Give the next dose at the regular time. </li> <li>Give your child only 1 dose at a time. </li></ul><h2>What are the possible side effects of ethosuximide?</h2> <p>Your child may have some of these side effects while they take ethosuximide. Usually your child will not need to see a doctor about them. These side effects may go away as your child's body gets used to the ethosuximide. Check with your child's doctor if your child has any of these signs or symptoms and they do not go away or they bother your child: </p> <ul><li>loss of appetite</li> <li>dizziness </li> <li>drowsiness</li> <li>headaches </li> <li>irritable or unusual behaviour</li> <li>upset stomach </li></ul> <h3>Most of the following side effects are not common but they may be a sign of a serious problem. Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to the Emergency Department if your child has any of these signs: </h3> <ul><li>a rash, itchy skin, or hives (raised, red, itchy, areas on the skin) </li> <li>unusual tiredness or weakness </li> <li>seizures that are new or get worse </li> <li>unusual bleeding or bruising </li> <li>fever, sore throat </li> <li>problems breathing </li></ul><h2>What safety measures should you take when your child is using ethosuximide?</h2><p>Ethosuximide may cause your child to be less alert. Have your child avoid activities that require them to be alert (for example riding a bicycle, rollerblading, contact sports). School work may be more difficult for your child to focus on so tell your child's teacher that they are taking this medicine. </p><p>Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before you give your child any other medicine, even medicine you can buy without a doctor's order (prescription). </p><p>There are some medicines that should not be taken together with ethosuximide or in some cases the dose of ethosuximide or the other medicine may need to be adjusted. It is important that you tell your doctor and pharmacist if your child takes any other medications (prescription, over the counter, or herbal) including: </p><ul><li>St. John's Wort </li><li>Hydroxyzine (Atarax)</li><li>Other anticonvulsants including <a href="/Article?contentid=216&language=English">phenytoin</a> (Dilantin) and <a href="/Article?contentid=258&language=English">valproic acid</a> (Depakene, Epival)</li></ul><h2>What other important information should you know about ethosuximide?</h2><ul><li>Before your child has any kind of operation, even on the teeth, or an emergency treatment, tell the doctor or dentist that your child is taking ethosuximide. </li><li>Keep ethosuximide at room temperature in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom. If the medication your child is taking is in a syrup formulation, protect it away from light.<br></li></ul>
إيثوسَكسيمايدإإيثوسَكسيمايدEthosuximideArabicPharmacyNANANervous systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-10-27T04:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh8.0000000000000056.0000000000000631.000000000000Flat ContentDrug A-Z<p>يحتاج‮ ‬طفلك‮ ‬الى‮ ‬اخذ‮ ‬الدواء‮ ‬المسمّى‮ ‬إيثوسَكسيمايد‮ ‬لنوباته‮ ‬او‮ ‬نوباتها.‮ ‬تشرح‮ ‬ورقة‮ ‬المعلومات‮ ‬هذه‮ ‬مفعول‮ ‬إيثوسَكسيمايد،‮ ‬وكيفية‮ ‬تناوله،‮ ‬وما‮ ‬هي‮ ‬الآثار‮ ‬الجانبية‮ ‬او‮ ‬المشاكل‮ ‬التي‮ ‬قد‮ ‬يختبرها‮ ‬طفلك‮ ‬عندما‮ ‬يأخذ‮ ‬هذا‮ ‬الدواء.</p>
乙琥胺乙琥胺EthosuximideChineseSimplifiedPharmacyNANANervous systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-10-27T04:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh56.00000000000008.00000000000000631.000000000000Flat ContentDrug A-Z你的孩子出现抽搐或发作症状时需要服用一种称为乙琥胺的药物。此信息表主要说明乙琥胺的药理作用、用量用法以及服用后可能出现的副作用或不良反应。<br>
乙琥胺乙琥胺EthosuximideChineseTraditionalPharmacyNANANervous systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-10-27T04:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh56.00000000000008.00000000000000631.000000000000Flat ContentDrug A-Z你的孩子出現抽搐或發作症狀時需要服用一種稱爲乙琥胺的藥物。此信息表主要說明乙琥胺的藥理作用、用量用法以及服用後可能出現的副作用或不良反應。
ÉthosuximideÉÉthosuximideEthosuximideFrenchPharmacyNANANervous systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-04-15T04:00:00ZAmelia Rodrigues, BScPhm, ACPR, RPh​56.00000000000008.00000000000000631.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p>Cette fiche de renseignements explique ce que fait l'éthosuximide, comment la prendre et les effets secondaires.</p><p>Votre enfant doit prendre un médicament appelé éthosuximide (se prononce é-to-sux-i-mide) pour traiter ses convulsions. Dans le présent feuillet d'information, on explique ce que fait l'éthosuximide, comment le prendre et quels sont les effets indésirables ou problèmes que votre enfant pourrait subir quand il prend ce médicament.</p><h2>Avant de donner l'éthosuximide à votre enfant</h2> <p>Signalez à votre médecin si votre enfant a déjà présenté une réaction allergique ou inhabituelle aux succinimides ou à tout élément entrant dans la composition de l'éthosuximide.</p> <h3>Consultez votre médecin ou pharmacien si votre enfant est atteint d'un des troubles suivants. Des précautions s'imposent peut-être dans les cas de :</h3> <ul><li>maladie du rein;</li> <li>maladie du foie.</li></ul><h2>Comment devriez-vous administrer l'éthosuximide à votre enfant?</h2> <p>Suivez ces directives au moment de donner à votre enfant de l'éthosuximide :</p> <ul><li>Donnez l'éthosuximide régulièrement à votre enfant, exactement comme vous l'indique votre médecin ou votre pharmacien. Consultez votre médecin avant de cesser son administration, peu importe la raison. L'arrêt soudain de l'éthosuximide peut précipiter les convulsions.</li> <li>Donnez l'éthosuximide à votre enfant à la même heure chaque jour. Choisissez un moment qui vous est pratique afin de ne pas sauter de doses. </li> <li>Assurez-vous de toujours avoir assez d'éthosuximide pour les fins de semaine, les jours fériés et les vacances. </li> <li>Donnez l'éthosuximide à votre enfant avec de la nourriture ou du lait si le médicament lui cause des troubles d'estomac. </li></ul><h2>Que devez-vous faire si votre enfant manque une dose d'éthosuximide?</h2> <p>Si votre enfant manque une dose d'éthosuximide :</p> <ul><li>donnez la dose manquée dès que vous vous rappelez l'avoir oubliée; </li> <li>si vous vous souvenez de la dose manquée dans les quatre heures qui précèdent la prochaine, passez la dose manquée;</li> <li>donnez la prochaine dose à l'heure normale; </li> <li>donnez à votre enfant une seule dose à la fois. </li></ul><h2>Quels sont les effets indésirables possibles de l'éthosuximide?</h2> <p>Votre enfant pourrait subir certains de ces effets indésirables pendant qu'il prend de l'éthosuximide. Normalement, votre enfant n'aura pas besoin de voir un médecin en raison de ces effets. Ces effets indésirables pourraient disparaître à mesure que le corps de votre enfant s'habitue à l'éthosuximide. Consultez le médecin de votre enfant si ce dernier présente l'un de ces signes ou symptômes, si les effets ne disparaissent pas ou s'ils dérangent votre enfant : </p> <ul><li>perte de l'appétit; </li> <li>étourdissements; </li> <li>somnolence;</li> <li>céphalées; </li> <li>irritabilité ou comportement inhabituel; </li> <li>mal de ventre. </li></ul> <h3>La plupart des effets indésirables qui suivent sont rares, mais il pourrait s'agir de signes d'un problème grave. Appelez immédiatement le médecin de votre enfant ou emmenez-le au service d'urgence s'il présente l'un des signes suivants : </h3> <ul><li>prurit, éruptions cutanées ou urticaire (régions relevées, rouges et brûlantes sur la peau); </li> <li>fatigue ou faiblesse inhabituelle; </li> <li>convulsions qui sont nouvelles ou qui empirent; </li> <li>saignements ou ecchymoses inhabituels; </li> <li>fièvre, mal de gorge; </li> <li>difficulté à respirer. </li></ul><h2>Quelles mesures de sécurité devez-vous prendre si votre enfant utilise l'éthosuximide</h2> <p>L'éthosuximide peut rendre votre enfant moins alerte. Assurez-vous qu'il évite toute activité exigeant sa vigilance (par exemple, vélo, patin à roues alignées ou sports de contact). Puisqu'il risque d'avoir du mal à se concentrer sur ses devoirs et ses leçons, signalez à son enseignant qu'il prend ce médicament. </p> <p>Consultez votre médecin ou pharmacien avant de donner tout autre médicament à votre enfant, même s'il s'agit d'un médicament qu'on peut obtenir sans ordonnance. </p> <p>Certains médicaments ne doivent pas être pris en combinaison avec l'éthosuximide. Dans certains cas, il peut être nécessaire de modifier la dose d'éthosuximide ou de l'autre médicament. Il est important de préciser à votre médecin et à votre pharmacien si votre enfant prend tout autre médicament (sur ordonnance, en vente libre ou herbes médicinales) dont : </p> <ul><li>le millepertuis perforé;</li> <li>l'hydroxyzine (Atarax®);</li> <li>d'autres anticonvulsivants, y compris la <a href="/Article?contentid=216&language=French" target="_blank">phénytoïne</a> (Dilantin®) et l'<a href="/Article?contentid=258&language=French" target="_blank">acide valproïque ​</a>(Depakene® et Epival®).</li></ul><h2>Quels sont les autres renseignements importants dont vous devez disposer au sujet de l'éthosuximide?</h2><ul><li>Avant que votre enfant subisse une chirurgie, même aux dents, ou un traitement d'urgence, dites au médecin ou au dentiste que votre enfant prend de l'éthosuximide. </li><li>Gardez l'éthosuximide dans un endroit sec, à la température de la pièce. Ne le conservez pas dans la salle de bain. Si l'éthosuximide a été prescrit à votre enfant sous forme liquide, ne l'exposez pas à la lumière.<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" aria-hidden="true"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" aria-hidden="true"></span><br></li></ul>
EtosuximidaEEtosuximidaEthosuximideSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-27T04:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh000Flat ContentDrug A-Z<p>El etosuximida es un anticonvulsivante. Lea información sobre cómo administrarlo para controlar convulsiones y qué efectos secundarios puede tener su niño.</p>
எத்தொசுக்ஸிமைட் (Ethosuximide)எத்தொசுக்ஸிமைட் (Ethosuximide)EthosuximideTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-27T04:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh000Flat ContentDrug A-Z<p>உங்கள் பிள்ளை எத்தொசுக்ஸிமைட் என்ற மருந்தை அவன(ள)து வலிப்பு நோய்க்காக உட்கொள்ளவேண்டும்.</p>
ایتھوسکسیمائیڈاایتھوسکسیمائیڈEthosuximideUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-27T04:00:00ZElaine Lau, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, RPh56.00000000000008.00000000000000631.000000000000Flat ContentDrug A-Z<p>آپکے بچے کو اچانک پیدا ہونے والی بیماریوں اور دَوروں کے لئے ایتھوسکسیمائیڈ نامی دوا لینے کی ضرورت ہوگی۔ یہ معلوماتی پرچہ آپکو اس بات کی وضاحت کرے گا کہ ایتھوسکسیمائیڈ کیا کرتی ہے، اسکو کس طرح دیا جاتا ہے اور اسکو لینے کے بعد آپکے بچے کو کس طرح کے مسائل او</p><p>آپکے بچے کو اچانک پیدا ہونے والی بیماریوں اور دَوروں کے لئے ایتھوسکسیمائیڈ نامی دوا لینے کی ضرورت ہوگی۔ یہ معلوماتی پرچہ آپکو اس بات کی وضاحت کرے گا کہ ایتھوسکسیمائیڈ کیا کرتی ہے، اسکو کس طرح دیا جاتا ہے اور اسکو لینے کے بعد آپکے بچے کو کس طرح کے مسائل او<br></p>

 

 

Ethosuximide133.000000000000EthosuximideEthosuximideEEnglishPharmacyNANANervous systemDrugs and SupplementsCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-04-15T04:00:00ZAmelia Rodrigues, BScPhm, ACPR, RPh56.00000000000008.00000000000000631.000000000000Drugs (A-Z)Drug A-Z<p class="akh-article-overview">Your child needs to take the medicine called ethosuximide for their seizures or fits. This information sheet explains what ethosuximide does, how to take it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine.</p><p>Your child needs to take the medicine called ethosuximide (say: eth-oh-SUKS-i-mide) for their seizures or fits. This information sheet explains what ethosuximide does, how to take it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when they take this medicine. </p><h2>What is ethosuximide?</h2> <p>Ethosuximide is a medicine called an anticonvulsant. It is used to control and prevent certain types of seizures. It is often used to control and prevent absence seizures, also called petit mal seizures. (These are seizures that cause only a brief loss of awareness.) </p> <p>You may also hear ethosuximide called by its brand name Zarontin. Ethosuximide is available as a tablet and liquid. </p><h2>Before giving ethosuximide to your child?</h2> <p>Tell your doctor if your child has had an unusual or allergic reaction to succinimides or any component of the drug. </p> <h3>Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if your child has any of the following conditions. Precautions may need to be taken with this medicine if your child has: </h3> <ul><li>kidney disease </li> <li>liver disease </li></ul><h2>How should you give your child ethosuximide?</h2> <p>Follow these instructions when you give your child ethosuximide:</p> <ul><li>Give your child ethosuximide regularly, exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. Talk to your child's doctor before you stop giving this medicine for any reason. Abrupt withdrawal of ethosuximide can lead to a precipitation of seizures.</li> <li>Give your child ethosuximide at the same time every day. Pick a time that is easy for you so that you do not miss doses. </li> <li>Make sure you have enough ethosuximide for weekends, holidays, and vacations. </li> <li>Have your child take ethosuximide with food or milk, if the medicine causes an upset stomach. </li></ul><h2>What should you do if your child misses a dose of ethosuximide?</h2> <p>If your child misses a dose of ethosuximide:</p> <ul><li>Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. </li> <li>If you remember the missed dose within 4 hours of the next dose, skip the missed dose. </li> <li>Give the next dose at the regular time. </li> <li>Give your child only 1 dose at a time. </li></ul><h2>What are the possible side effects of ethosuximide?</h2> <p>Your child may have some of these side effects while they take ethosuximide. Usually your child will not need to see a doctor about them. These side effects may go away as your child's body gets used to the ethosuximide. Check with your child's doctor if your child has any of these signs or symptoms and they do not go away or they bother your child: </p> <ul><li>loss of appetite</li> <li>dizziness </li> <li>drowsiness</li> <li>headaches </li> <li>irritable or unusual behaviour</li> <li>upset stomach </li></ul> <h3>Most of the following side effects are not common but they may be a sign of a serious problem. Call your child's doctor right away or take your child to the Emergency Department if your child has any of these signs: </h3> <ul><li>a rash, itchy skin, or hives (raised, red, itchy, areas on the skin) </li> <li>unusual tiredness or weakness </li> <li>seizures that are new or get worse </li> <li>unusual bleeding or bruising </li> <li>fever, sore throat </li> <li>problems breathing </li></ul><h2>What safety measures should you take when your child is using ethosuximide?</h2><p>Ethosuximide may cause your child to be less alert. Have your child avoid activities that require them to be alert (for example riding a bicycle, rollerblading, contact sports). School work may be more difficult for your child to focus on so tell your child's teacher that they are taking this medicine. </p><p>Check with your child's doctor or pharmacist before you give your child any other medicine, even medicine you can buy without a doctor's order (prescription). </p><p>There are some medicines that should not be taken together with ethosuximide or in some cases the dose of ethosuximide or the other medicine may need to be adjusted. It is important that you tell your doctor and pharmacist if your child takes any other medications (prescription, over the counter, or herbal) including: </p><ul><li>St. John's Wort </li><li>Hydroxyzine (Atarax)</li><li>Other anticonvulsants including <a href="/Article?contentid=216&language=English">phenytoin</a> (Dilantin) and <a href="/Article?contentid=258&language=English">valproic acid</a> (Depakene, Epival)</li></ul><h2>What other important information should you know about ethosuximide?</h2><ul><li>Before your child has any kind of operation, even on the teeth, or an emergency treatment, tell the doctor or dentist that your child is taking ethosuximide. </li><li>Keep ethosuximide at room temperature in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom. If the medication your child is taking is in a syrup formulation, protect it away from light.<br></li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/ICO_DrugA-Z.pngEthosuximideEthosuximide

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