Methsuximide is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant.

Methsuximide is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat absence seizures (also called “petit mal” seizures) in adults and children.

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  • Celontin
  • Rare
    Attempts at killing oneself
    feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
    feeling that others can hear your thoughts
    feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
    severe mood or mental changes
    unusual behavior
    Incidence not known
    Attack, assault, or force
    blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
    blood in the urine
    bloody, black, or tarry stools
    chest pain
    chills
    cloudy urine
    cough or hoarseness
    diarrhea
    discouragement
    feeling sad or empty
    fever
    high fever
    irritability
    itching
    joint or muscle pain
    lack of appetite
    loss of interest or pleasure
    lower back or side pain
    mood or mental changes
    nervousness
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    red skin lesions, often with a purple center
    red, irritated eyes
    shakiness and unsteady walk
    shortness of breath
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    swelling around the eyes
    swollen glands
    tiredness
    trouble with concentrating
    trouble with sleeping
    unexplained bleeding or bruising
    unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vision changes
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking methsuximide, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Change in consciousness
    difficult or troubled breathing
    irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
    loss of consciousness
    pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
    Some of the side effects that can occur with methsuximide 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
    Blurred vision
    change in color vision
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    difficulty seeing at night
    dizziness
    drowsiness
    heartburn
    hiccups
    hives or welts
    increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
    loss of appetite
    nausea or vomiting
    pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
    redness of the skin
    skin rash
    sleeplessness
    unable to sleep
    weight loss
  • (oral capsule)