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Your healthcare provider may prescribe Zarontin® (ethosuximide) if you experience absence seizures, a type of epileptic seizure. This medication comes in capsule and syrup form, and is usually taken once or twice a day.
Common side effects include:
Before starting Zarontin, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. This medicine is not suitable for everyone, so tell your healthcare provider about all your current medications and any medical conditions you have, such as liver disease or a blood disorder. This will help ensure your safety and reduce your risk of complications.
(For more information, click Zarontin. This article includes details on how the drug works, what else your healthcare provider needs to know, and what to do in case of an overdose.)
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