Information about Primidone
Primidone is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.
How Primidone works
Primidone controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Common side effects of Primidone
Drowsiness, Nausea, Vomiting, Vertigo, Low energy, Impaired coordination, Visual impairment, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Headache, Dizziness
Expert advice for Primidone
- Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
- Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
- Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
- Take a healthy diet along with regular exercise.
- Practice yoga every day.
- Get enough sleep at nighttime.
- Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
- Take your medication on time.
- It makes you feel dizzy and drowsy. Avoid driving and activity requiring mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
- Your doctor may get regular tests done to monitor the level of blood cells in your blood while taking this medication.
- Inform your doctor if you notice mood changes and suicidal thoughts while taking Primidone.
- Do not stop taking the medication suddenly, as it can reverse the seizures.