ethosuximide


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ethosuximide

 [eth″o-suk´sĭ-mīd]
an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of petit mal epilepsy; administered orally.

ethosuximide

/etho·sux·i·mide/ (-suk´sĭ-mīd) an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of seizures in absence epilepsy.

ethosuximide

[eth′ōsuk′simīd]
an anticonvulsant.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of absence seizures.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug or to any succinimide medication prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are blood dyscrasias, GI disturbance, and hematopoietic complications.

ethosuximide

Neurology An anticonvulsant used for absences Adverse effects BM suppression, aplastic anemia. See Epilepsy, Seizures.

ethosuximide

An antiepileptic drug used in the management of absence attacks (Petit mal). It has no effect against major EPILEPSY and may cause nausea and drowsiness. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names are Emeside and Zarontin.

ethosuximide

a succinide derivative used as an anticonvulsant. See succinimides.
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