Primidone

 

 

General English name: Primidone

Application: Epilepsy

 

 

 

 

Primidone drug forms

Primidone Medication Information

Dosage and method of administration of primidone

Contraindications to Primidone

Primidone during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of primidone on driving and working with machines

Primidone drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking Primidone

Side effects of Primidone

Primidone overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of Primidone

 

 

Primidone drug forms

Tablet

 

 Primidone Medication Information

Epilepsy means that a person often has fainting and seizures. Seizure is a transient condition caused by electrical changes in the brain. In seizures, electrical changes occur in a specific part of the brain and therefore a localized part of the body has seizures. Because different parts of the body are controlled by different parts of the brain, the symptoms seen in seizures depend on which part of the brain has undergone electrical changes. Seizures can affect muscles, emotions, behavior, awareness, or a combination of them. Medications such as primidone prevent seizures and their symptoms.

 

Dosage and method of administration of primidone

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with Primidone. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of primidone varies from person to person depending on the disease; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Usually, low-dose therapy is started first, and then the doctor increases the dose over time.
  • Swallow Primidone tablets with or without water before or after meals.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time, take it whenever you can; If you do not soon remember that you should take your medicine, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to Primidone

Note the expiration date of Primidone and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give primidone to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Primidone during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of primidone on driving and working with machines

This medicine will make you drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery. Also, people with epilepsy should not drive until their treatment is complete. The doctor informs the patient when he can start driving again; This time is usually after a year without seizures.

Primidone also causes fatigue and blurred vision, so you should avoid driving or operating tools.

 

Primidone drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Primidone may interact with Orlistat and Daronavir, Etravirin and Rilpivirine, do not use these two medicines without consulting your doctor.

St. John's wort can affect the removal of primidone from the body and affect its function.

Primidone can affect the rate at which other drugs are eliminated from the body and their function. Examples of these drugs are: artemether / lumefantrine, asonaprovir, atazanavir, boceprevir, cubicistat, lorazidone, ranolazine, sofosbuvir, sophosimidine, some cannabinoids, mesicillin (nimodipine)).

If you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, tell your doctor or pharmacist, including: alcohol, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam), alp Diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine, and analgesics and analgesics (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them contain substances that cause drowsiness or increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doctor about using them so you can use them safely.

Primidone may reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. This can lead to pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about a reliable method of birth control and use an effective method (latex condom or polyurethane) to control pregnancy throughout your sexual activity. Talk to your doctor if you have severe spotting or bleeding, as this may be a sign that your hormonal pregnancy control is not working well.

Primidone is very similar to phenobarbital. Do not use drugs containing phenobarbital when using primidone.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking Primidone

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have trouble breathing.
  • If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs.
  • If you have a blood problem called porphyria.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of Primidone

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Drowsiness, fatigue, blurred vision and vision problems: Avoid driving and working with tools.
  • Feeling sick, nausea and heartburn: Eat small, light meals (without peppers and spices).
  • Shortness of breath, behavioral changes, mood swings such as feelings of excitement or depression: Consult your doctor if any of these are bothersome.
  • Important Note: This medicine may cause rare but serious side effects. See your doctor right away if you notice any of the following symptoms:
  • High temperature (fever) and swollen glands
  • Severe skin rash
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Primidone.

 

Primidone overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned by drugs and you have symptoms such as severe fatigue or dizziness, inability to wake up, rapid breathing, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Primidone

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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