What is Apo-Primidone (Primidone) used for?
Apo-Primidone (Primidone) is an oral anticonvulsant prescribed to treat patients suffering from seizures caused by epilepsy. The medication prevents the action of certain chemicals and nerve impulses in the brain to prevent seizures from occurring. Your doctor may also recommend its use for relieving tremors without an obvious underlying cause. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Apo-Primidone (Primidone)?
Apo-Primidone (Primidone) is normally prescribed to be taken three to four times each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Apo-Primidone (Primidone)?
Some patients using Apo-Primidone (Primidone) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are loss of coordination, slurred speech, severe fatigue, sensitive skin, or easier bruising. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Apo-Primidone (Primidone) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to phenobarbital, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have porphyrias. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have reduced calcium intake, breathing problems, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may lead to unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Apo-Primidone (Primidone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Apo-Primidone (Primidone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.