Ethosuximide Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Decreased Appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Head Pain
  • Hiccups
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Sleep Disorder Called Night Terrors
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Concentrating

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • An Increased Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Diarrhea
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Irritability
  • Low Energy
  • Weight Loss

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Blood Disorder
  • A Hypersensitivity Reaction To A Drug
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Tonic-Clonic Seizure
  • A Type Of Blood Disorder With A Decrease In All Types Of Blood Cells Called Pancytopenia
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • An Extreme Sense Of Wellbeing Called Euphoria
  • Bloody Urine
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Middle Tissue Heart Muscle
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Itching
  • Kidney Inflammation
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Energy And Weakness
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Mental Problems From Taking The Drug
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Muscle Inflammation
  • Nearsightedness
  • Overgrowth Of Gums Onto Teeth
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, An Autoimmune Disease
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Sleep Disorder
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Bleeding Not Related To Menstrual Period
  • Fever
  • Hirsutism, A Condition Of Hair Growth On Parts Of The Body Normally Without Hair
  • Hives
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Swelling Of The Tongue

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