Active Ingredient(s): Ethosuximide
FDA Approved: * November 2, 1960
Pharm Company: * PARKE DAVIS
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Zarontin Overview

Ethosuximide, sold under the brand name Zarontin among others, is a medication used to treat absence seizures.[3] It may be used by itself or with other antiseizure medications such as valproic acid.[3] Ethosuximide is taken by mouth.[3] Ethosuximide is usually well tolerated.[4] Common side effects include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and feeling tired.[3] Serious side effects include suicidal thou...

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HELP!! My daugther has been on EPILIM for 6 years and gain allot of weight on it. She went on TOPAMAX (a year now) and she's LOOSING HAIR like crazy?!?! The Dr. want het to go on TEGRATOL but i see allot of people are complaining about bouth HAIR LOSS and WEIGHT GRAIN on it?? I am also considdering AZRONTIN???? ## These types of side effects are common to most antiseizure medications and you may never find one that won't cause one or the other. Tegetrol contains the active ingredient Carbamazepine. You can learn more about it here: Zarontin contains the active ingredient Ethosuximide; How old is she? ## EPILIM is an old AED (anti epileptic drug). I've been on it for 37 yrs.. it definitely has a hair fall out side effect and tremoring of the hands... yes weight gain but this ...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 250mg
  • Solution: 250mg/5ml
  • Syrup: 250mg/5ml
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Zarontin: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0071-0237 Zarontin 250 mg Oral Capsule by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc
  • 0071-2418 Zarontin 250 mg/5ml Oral Solution by Parke-davis Div of Pfizer Inc

Other drugs which contain Ethosuximide or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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HELP!! My daugther has been on EPILIM for 6 years and gain allot of weight on it. She went on TOPAMAX (a year now) and s... 2 replies