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Primidone and Breastfeeding - Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome

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  • Primidone and Breastfeeding
    Primidone does pass through breast milk in women. This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains the side effects to watch out for if you are taking primidone and breastfeeding at the same time (such as developmental delays and weight loss).
  • Primidone and Pregnancy
    Primidone is classified as a pregnancy Category D drug, meaning it is probably not safe during pregnancy. This eMedTV page provides an overview of primidone and pregnancy, noting the possible problems the medication can cause (such as birth defects).
  • Primidone Dosing
    Several factors may affect your primidone dosage, such as your age and other medications you're taking. This eMedTV resource discusses primidone dosing guidelines, including detailed information on when and how to take the medication.
  • Primidone Drug Information
    Are you looking for information about primidone? As this eMedTV article explains, primidone is a drug used to treat certain types of seizures. This resource gives a brief overview, with details on side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Primidone Overdose
    Difficulty breathing, sweating, and a rapid heart rate are a few possible symptoms of a primidone overdose. This eMedTV resource explains the factors that may affect a primidone overdose and provides information on available treatment options.
  • Primidone Withdrawal
    Stopping primidone too quickly can lead to seizures or other symptoms of primidone withdrawal. This eMedTV Web page offers detailed information on when primidone withdrawal symptoms may occur and explains what your doctor may recommend.
  • Problems With Diazepam
    As with any medication, it is possible to develop certain problems with diazepam. This segment from the eMedTV archives lists common side effects of this medicine and describes potentially serious problems that require immediate medical attention.
  • Problems With Klonopin
    As with any drug, it is possible to develop certain side effects or problems with Klonopin. This eMedTV page lists some of the most common side effects seen with Klonopin and also describes potentially serious problems that require medical attention.
  • Problems With Lamictal
    As with any medication, side effects are possible with Lamictal. This segment from the eMedTV archives lists some of the common problems with Lamictal that were reported in clinical studies and explains which side effects require medical attention.
  • Problems With Lyrica
    Some of the potential problems with Lyrica may include dizziness, drowsiness, and coordination problems. This eMedTV resource describes other possible side effects of this drug, including potentially serious ones that require immediate medical care.
  • Problems With Neurontin
    Common side effects of Neurontin include drowsiness, dizziness, and coordination problems. As this eMedTV page explains, while most side effects are minor, some problems with Neurontin are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention.
  • Problems With Topamax
    Fatigue, drowsiness, and dizziness are some of the problems that have been reported with Topamax. This eMedTV resource lists other common side effects, as well as potentially serious Topamax problems that may require prompt medical attention.
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
    Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a common complication of shingles. As this eMedTV article explains, it is characterized by intense ear pain and paralysis of facial nerves. This article provides an overview of this condition.
  • Risks With Diazepam
    Diazepam is a controlled substance that has a significant potential for abuse. This portion of the eMedTV Web site discusses some of the other potential risks with diazepam, including more warnings about the abuse potential for this medicine.
  • Sabril
    Sabril is approved to treat complex partial seizures and infantile spasms. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at various aspects of this medicine, including how it works, how often it is taken, possible side effects, and more.
  • Sabril and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, Sabril (vigabatrin) passes through breast milk and might cause dangerous problems in a nursing infant. This article contains more information on why the manufacturer advises breastfeeding women to avoid Sabril.
  • Sabril and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV article explains, Sabril (vigabatrin) may cause fetal harm if taken during pregnancy -- but may still be recommended in some cases. This page takes a closer look at taking this seizure medication during pregnancy.
  • Sabril Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Sabril is usually taken twice daily and comes as a tablet or a powder that is mixed with water. This page discusses some general dosing guidelines for adults and children taking Sabril.
  • Sabril Drug Interactions
    Taking phenytoin or clonazepam while taking Sabril may lead to drug interactions. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes what may happen when Sabril is combined with these medications and discusses how to reduce your risk for complications.
  • Sabril Medication Information
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Sabril to control certain types of seizures. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview on Sabril, with information on how this medication is taken, potentially dangerous side effects, and why it is a "last resort" drug.
  • Sabril Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, overdosing on Sabril (vigabatrin) may cause speech problems, abnormal behavior, and even a coma. This article also provides an explanation of other possible overdose symptoms, as well as treatment options.
  • Sabril Side Effects
    Fatigue, dizziness, and permanent vision loss are some of the frequently reported side effects of Sabril. This eMedTV Web selection describes some of the common and serious reactions that occurred during clinical trials of the drug in adults and children.
  • Sabril Uses
    This eMedTV resource explains how Sabril is prescribed to treat complex partial seizures and infantile spasms. This article takes a closer look at what Sabril is used for, whether it's safe for children, and possible off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Sabril Warnings and Precautions
    Sabril may cause severe problems, such as permanent vision loss or changes in the brain. This eMedTV resource outlines other precautions and warnings associated with Sabril. It also takes a look at who should not use this particular drug.
  • Seizure Medications and Suicide
    People who take seizure medications have a higher risk of suicidal behavior than those who do not. This eMedTV segment gives an overview of seizure medications and suicide, including an important FDA warning on the topic.
  • Side Affects of Neurontin
    Neurontin side effects can include dizziness and drowsiness. This eMedTV page lists some side effects seen with the drug and offers a link to more information. Side affects of Neurontin is a common misspelling and variation of Neurontin side effects.
  • Side Effects of Primidone
    The most common side effects of primidone include coordination problems and spinning sensations. This eMedTV selection provides a detailed list of side effects that can occur while taking this medication, including statistics on how often they occur.
  • Side Effects of Tegratol
    Among the possible side effects of Tegretol are dizziness and nausea. This eMedTV page describes both common and serious side effects that can occur when taking the drug. Side effects of Tegratol is a common misspelling of side effects of Tegretol.
  • Side Effects of Topomax
    Common Topamax side effects include nausea, confusion, and drowsiness. This eMedTV article lists other common side effects and also describes some serious problems. Side effects of Topomax is a common variation and misspelling of Topamax side effects.
  • Status Epilepticos
    Status epilepticus is a potentially serious condition in which someone has a prolonged seizure. This eMedTV page further describes the condition and lists treatments that are available. Status epilepticos is a common misspelling of status epilepticus.
  • Status Epilepticus
    This portion of the eMedTV library explains that status epilepticus is a potentially life-threatening condition in which a person has prolonged or repeated seizures. This article provides an overview of this condition.
  • Stavzor
    Stavzor is a prescription drug approved to prevent migraines and to treat epilepsy and mania. This eMedTV resource explains how Stavzor works for these uses, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
  • Stavzor and Breastfeeding
    Many doctors consider Stavzor (delayed release valproic acid) to be safe for use while breastfeeding. This eMedTV page covers Stavzor and breastfeeding in more detail and explains whether problems are likely to occur if you use the drug while nursing.
  • Stavzor and Pregnancy
    Pregnant women should not take Stavzor (delayed release valproic acid) unless absolutely necessary. This eMedTV resource offers more information on Stavzor and pregnancy, and describes the problems that were seen in pregnant women using this drug.
  • Stavzor Dosage
    For migraine prevention, the recommended starting Stavzor dosage is 250 mg twice daily. This eMedTV Web page also contains Stavzor dosing guidelines for the treatment of seizures, as well as mania associated with bipolar disorder.
  • Stavzor Interactions
    If drugs such as warfarin, rifampin, or aspirin are taken together with Stavzor, interactions may occur. This eMedTV article includes a more detailed list of drugs that may interact with Stavzor and explains what may happen if an interaction occurs.
  • Stavzor Medication Information
    This eMedTV article contains information on Stavzor, a medication used to treat epilepsy and bipolar mania. This resource explores side effects, dosing guidelines, and more. Also included is a link to more in-depth information.
  • Stavzor Overdose
    A Stavzor (delayed release valproic acid) overdose may cause heart block, coma, or loss of life. This eMedTV Web page further explores the effects of a Stavzor overdose and describes the steps your doctor may take to treat an overdose.
  • Stavzor Side Effects
    Common Stavzor side effects may include vomiting, weakness, and insomnia. Besides common side effects, this eMedTV page also lists rare but potentially serious side effects of Stavzor that require medical attention (such as depression or jaundice).
  • Stavzor Uses
    Stavzor is used for preventing migraines and for treating epilepsy and bipolar mania. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains how the medication works, lists possible off-label Stavzor uses, and discusses the use of this drug in children.
  • Stavzor Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Stavzor if you have liver disease. This eMedTV segment offers more information on who should not take Stavzor. Warnings and precautions on what side effects or complications may occur with this drug are also listed in this article.
  • Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome
    People with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying from sudden unexplained death syndrome. This eMedTV resource explains how research suggests that the use of multiple anticonvulsants may be a factor in causing this condition.
  • Tegratol
    This eMedTV article discusses how Tegretol works to treat epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia. This page also covers the various forms of the medicine and how often it is usually taken. Tegratol is a common misspelling of Tegretol.
  • Tegratol Side Effects
    Common side effects of Tegretol can include drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. This eMedTV page discusses the side effects seen with the drug and provides a link to more information. Tegratol side effects is a common misspelling of Tegretol side effects.
  • Tegretal
    Tegretol, a prescription drug, is used to control epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV resource offers a brief overview of the drug and discusses factors that may affect your dosage. Tegretal is a common misspelling of Tegretol.
  • Tegretal Side Effects
    Dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea are among the common Tegretol side effects listed in this eMedTV article. This page also lists the side effects may need immediate medical care. Tegretal side effects is a common misspelling of Tegretol side effects.
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