Mysoline (Primidone) is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses in the nervous system, which helps to reduce seizures. Generic Mysoline is an effective, top of the line seizure treatment.
Generic Mysoline may also be marketed as: Primidone
*Mysoline® is a registered trademark of Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
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- How to take
- Side effects
- Drug interactions
- Missed dose
Generic Mysoline is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. Generic Mysoline is used to control seizures.
Take Generic Mysoline by mouth with or without food.
If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
Taking Generic Mysoline at the same time each day will help you remember to take it. Continue to take Generic Mysoline even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- slurred speech;
- loss of balance or coordination;
- easy bruising or bleeding; or
- unusual weakness.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dizziness, drowsiness, spinning sensation;
- nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;
- feeling irritable;
- blurred vision;
- mild skin rash; or
- impotence, loss of interest in sex.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to primidone or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), or if you have porphyria.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
You may have thoughts about suicide while taking this medication. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: Sodium oxybate (GHB), stiripentol, or valproic acid; Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), clozapine, corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), doxycycline, estrogen, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), metronidazole, oral contraceptives (eg, birth control pills), quinidine.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Generic Mysoline may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
If you miss a dose of Generic Mysoline, take it as soon as possible. If it is within 1 hour of your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Generic Mysoline at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, light, and moisture. Keep this medicine out of the reach of children and away from pets.