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How Should Primidone Be Stored?

Primidone should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Store the tablets in an airtight container.
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your primidone as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Be aware that if you usually take the drug at bedtime, taking it during the day could cause extreme drowsiness.

Alternatives to Primidone

There are several alternatives to primidone for treating epilepsy. This can include other seizure medications (see Epilepsy Medication), surgery (see Epilepsy Surgery), or a special diet (see Epilepsy Diet).
While primidone is often effective and well tolerated, it does not work for everyone. It may also cause side effects. With so many different treatment options available for treating epilepsy, people should not settle for treatment that is not effective enough for them or that causes bothersome side effects.
(Click Primidone Alternatives for more information.)

Available Strengths

Primidone tablets are available in two strengths:
  • Primidone 50 mg
  • Primidone 250 mg.

Is There a Generic Version of Primidone?

Currently, both brand-name and generic versions of primidone are licensed for sale (see Generic Mysoline).
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