Generic Name(s): Mysoline
Drug Class: Anticonvulsant
Primidone is an anticonvulsant which is in the form of oral suspension and tablet. It is one of the drugs used to treat seizures (an epileptic condition). It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines depending on the severity of the condition. It works by reducing nerve impulses in the nervous system, hence reducing seizures.
Primidone is an oral drug that treats and prevents seizures. It reduces impulses sent to the nervous system by the brain hence reducing the chances of a convulsion. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek medical advice from a professional before taking the drug because it could cause harm to the fetus and baby.
People who have liver or lung disease, allergies or are on anesthesia or any other prescription medicine should also seek guidance. Side effects include twitching, nausea, and lightheadedness which make patients unable to drive for some time until they are used to it.
Primidone can cause suicidal thoughts, though very rare. Therefore, patients should be closely monitored. Users should not stop taking Primidone suddenly because this increases the risk of seizures. The dose should be gradually lowered by a doctor.