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Revised: 7/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Epileo Petit mal Powder 50%
 Active ingredient:
Ethosuximide
 Dosage form:
white powder
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses temporary impaired consciousness and convulsion attributed to epilepsy by its anticonvulsive effect.
It is usually used in the treatment of seizure attributed to typical absence (petit mal), myoclonus, akinesia, and infantile spasm.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rach, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are a patient with aplastic anemia, blood disorder such as pancytopenia, hepatic disorder or renal disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 0.9 to 2 g (450 to 1,000 mg of the active ingredient) daily, in 2 to 3 divided doses. For children, take 0.3 to 1.2 g (150 to 600 mg of the active ingredient) daily, in 1 to 3 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible when you remember that you missed a dose. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • The medicine may cause drowsiness; or decline of ability to pay attention, to concentrate or reflex movement. Avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery after taking the medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, photosensitivity, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache and drowsiness. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • fever, flat red rash, mucosal erosion in the eye, mouth, or genital tract  [Stevens-Johnson syndrome]
  • fever, butterfly-shaped red rash on the face, muscular pain  [SLE-like symptom]
  • anemia, fever, gum bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding  [aplastic anemia, pancytopenia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children. Store it away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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