Peganone Side Effects

Generic Name: ethotoin

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug ethotoin. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Peganone.

It is possible that some side effects of Peganone may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Applies to ethotoin: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, ethotoin (the active ingredient contained in Peganone) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking ethotoin, check with your doctor immediately:

Rare
  • Enlarged gums
  • shakiness and unsteady walk
  • unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
Incidence not known
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • chest pain
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • fever and chills
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • hives or itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • numbness
  • red, irritated eyes
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • skin rash
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • swollen glands
  • swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking ethotoin, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Blurred or loss of vision
  • change in consciousness
  • disturbed color perception
  • double vision
  • drowsiness
  • halos around lights
  • loss of consciousness
  • nausea
  • night blindness
  • overbright appearance of lights
  • tunnel vision

Some ethotoin side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Incidence not known
  • Dizziness
  • sleeplessness
  • trouble sleeping
  • unable to sleep
  • uncontrolled eye movements
  • vomiting

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