Ezogabine ((e-ZOG-a-been))

 

Generic Name: Ezogabine ((e-ZOG-a-been))

Used to Treat: Partial-onset seizures in adults.

Seizure Type: Partial seizures (all types)

Forms of the medicine:
Pill

Dosing:
600 mg - 1200 mg daily

General Info:
Potiga (ezogabine) is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It is used to treat partial-onset seizures in adults. You should not use Potiga if you are allergic to ezogabine. Before you take Potiga, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease, an enlarged prostate, urination problems, heart disease or a heart rhythm disorder, a history of mental illness or suicidal thoughts, low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood, or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome. You may have thoughts about suicide while taking Potiga. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits. Do not miss any scheduled appointments. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, 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. This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Potiga. Potiga may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Do not stop using Potiga without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. You may have increased seizures if you stop using Potiga suddenly. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Side Effects

Tremor, Weakness, Difficulty concentrating, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Blurred or double vision