What is Ethosuximide?

Ethosuximide is used to control absence seizures (petit mal) (a type of seizure in which there is a very short loss of awareness during which the person may stare straight ahead or blink his eyes and does not respond to others). Ethosuximide is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

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my daughter is around 9 yrs old she suffering from epilepsy first attack came on feb 2007 & second was on 17 sept 2011 after 3.5 yrs. both attck...

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Valproate is know to cause the side effects that your daughter is experiencing. even though it is expected to get better...

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I have one rather itchy spot on my upper back, in the middle. I started off no bigger than a scratch (it FELT like it was a scratch). Then got...

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The lesion you mention can be most commonly either due to Psoriasis or eczema.But it is unwise to start on any therapy...

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Hello, My daughter had an accident in July 2013 in a zorb ball. The straps broke and she rolled around inside. She has suffered the following since...

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Possibility of epilepsy and should be given treatment

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Hello Unaore,
I have gone through your question and understand...

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