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Peganone®
(ethotoin, USP) 250 mg Tablets

DRUG DESCRIPTION

PEGANONE (ethotoin tablets, USP) is an oral antiepileptic of the hydantoin series and is chemically identified as 3-ethyl-5-phenyl-2,4-imidazolidinedione. It is represented by the following structural formula:

Peganone® (ethotoin) Structural Formula Illustration

PEGANONE (ethotoin) tablets are available in a dosage strength of 250 mg.

Inactive Ingredients: Acacia, lactose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, stearic acid and talc.

What are the possible side effects of ethotoin (Peganone)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, depression, anxiety, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • chest pain;
  • vision problems;
  • signs of infection such as fever,...

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What are the precautions when taking ethotoin (Peganone)?

Before taking ethotoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other hydantoins (e.g., phenytoin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: blood problems (e.g., anemia), liver disease.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, lupus, folate or vitamin B12 deficiency (megaloblastic anemia).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 7/2/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.