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Ethotoin Side Effects

Applies to ethotoin: oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by ethotoin. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking ethotoin:

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

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with ethotoin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

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

Not all side effects for ethotoin may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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