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Ethotoin Side Effects

Applies to ethotoin: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, ethotoin may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while 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

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking ethotoin:

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 side effects of ethotoin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence Not Known

  • Dizziness
  • sleeplessness
  • trouble sleeping
  • unable to sleep
  • uncontrolled eye movements
  • vomiting

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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