The information below should not be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice. Consult your health care provider before taking Mysoline.
Mysoline is an anticonvulsant medication used to control and lessen the occurrence of seizures. Mysoline may be used by itself or with other medications, and works by controlling the abnormal electrical brain activity of seizures.
Patients should discuss their full medical history prior to taking Mysoline; anyone with porphyria should not take this medication. Provide your doctor with a full list of other medications being taken, including over-the-counter preparations, and report allergies to Phenobarbital or other barbiturates.
Mysoline can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, patches and injections, and another reliable method should be used. Women who are pregnant or who become pregnant should discuss the risks of pregnancy versus the risks of seizures. This medication passes through breast milk and can affect newborns; breastfeeding should be discussed with your doctor.
It's important to notify doctors and dentists that you are taking Mysoline before undergoing any procedures, and wearing a Medic Alert bracelet is recommended.
Mysoline works best when there is a constant level in the system. Take it at the same times each day, and do not reduce the amount or stop taking it without consulting your physician as severe seizures can occur.
Serious side effects may include thoughts of suicide. Inform your doctor immediately if such thoughts occur; if you experience depression or aggressive, violent thoughts; or if others notice related behaviors. Call your doctor if you experience staggering or clumsiness, or double-vision.
Seek medical attention immediately if you begin bruising easily, breathing too fast or too slow, experience severe tiredness, or have an allergic reaction including difficulty breathing, rash, or swelling of lips, tongue or throat.
Less serious side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, loss of appetite and loss of sexual interest. Alcohol and other medications such as antihistamines can increase drowsiness and should be avoided.
||Tablet taken orally
||50 mg and 250 mg Tablets
||Room temperature away from moisture and light. Do not store in a bathroom.
||Patients with porphyria. Patients hypersensitive to Phenobarbital or other barbiturates, or to any ingredients in the tablets.
What is Primidone?
Primidone is the generic form of Mysoline and can be purchased as a cheaper alternative to save money on your medication. The same ingredients are used in the manufacturing of the brand name version of this drug as in Primidone.