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If you have certain types of seizures, a healthcare provider may prescribe Peganone. This medicine is specifically approved to treat complex partial seizures and tonic-clonic seizures. It comes in the form of a tablet and is taken by mouth four to six times daily after eating. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and insomnia.
What Is Peganone?Peganone® (ethotoin) is a prescription medication used to treat epilepsy. Specifically, this drug is approved to treat the following conditions:
How Does Peganone Work?Epilepsy is a brain disorder that occurs when there are recurring, brief changes in how the brain's electrical system works. This change in brain activity can lead to a seizure (see Epilepsy Symptoms).
When and How to Take ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Peganone include the following:
- Peganone comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth four to six times a day.
- This medication should be taken after food, which can be difficult to manage if you are taking it six times a day. Try to space the doses out as evenly as possible.
- For Peganone to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.