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Generic: Potiga
It is used to control partial seizures in adults with epilepsy.
               



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What is this medicine?

EZOGABINE (e ZOG a been) is used to control partial seizures in adults with epilepsy.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • dementia
  • heart failure
  • history of a drug or alcohol abuse problem
  • history of irregular heartbeat
  • history of low levels of magnesium or potassium in the blood
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • mental illness
  • prostate disease
  • trouble passing urine
  • suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt; a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member
  • any unusual or allergic reaction to ezogabine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • arsenic trioxide
  • certain antipsychotics like haloperidol, pimozide, sertindole, thioridazine, ziprasidone
  • certain medicines used to treat infections like chloroquine, clarithromycin, erythromycin, pentamidine
  • certain medicines for irregular heart beat like amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, ibutilide, procainamide, propafenone, quinidine, sotalol
  • certain medicines used for nausea like chlorpromazine, droperidol
  • methadone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
  • atropine
  • certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
  • certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine and phenytoin
  • certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
  • certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
  • certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl
  • digoxin
  • ipratropium

               
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