ETHOSUXIMIDE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • hiccups
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • depression
  • aggressive behavior
  • difficulty concentrating
  • a sleep disorder called night terrors
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low energy
  • weight loss
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness
  • irritability
  • an increased interest in having sexual intercourse
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • a blood disorder
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • suicidal thoughts
  • an extreme sense of wellbeing called euphoria
  • nearsightedness
  • inflammation of the middle tissue heart muscle
  • overgrowth of gums onto teeth
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • kidney inflammation
  • bloody urine
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • itching
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • muscle inflammation
  • a tonic-clonic seizure
  • a skin rash
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • low energy and weakness
  • multiple organ failure
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • behavioral problems
  • hyperactive behavior
  • bleeding not related to menstrual period
  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • hives
  • a sleep disorder
  • swelling of the tongue
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