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Three types of seizures commonly associated with epilepsy (grand mal, psychomotor, or focal epileptic seizures) are often treated with a drug called Mysoline. Mysoline (primidone) is a drug found in the class called barbiturate anticonvulsants. This drug helps a person with epilepsy by controlling abnormal electrical activity in the brain that brings about seizures. Use of Mysoline is beneficial as it reduces their chance of losing consciousness during a seizure. Additionally, long-term and repeated seizures have been known to produce other possibly life-threatening conditions and by reducing seizures, this risk is also reduced.

Caution needs to be in place for individuals who use Mysoline as it is reported to have adverse reactions with at least 85 other drugs and some supplements. Additionally, because it is a medication that works on the individual’s brain, it has a long list of side effects – and some can be quite serious. These can include the following:

  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Muscle spasms
  • Skin reactions
  • Rickets
  • Vertigo
  • Paresthesia
  • Dysarthria
  • Depression
  • Nystagmus
  • Hyperactivity
  • Drowsiness
  • Acute psychosis

Full benefits of taking Mysoline can take up to several weeks. Users are cautioned to be patient and use the drug as prescribed to avoid the potential for abuse or overdose. If a person decides to suddenly stop using the drug, they may kick off a series of unwanted withdrawal side effects which can include respiratory failure, heart damage, decreased blood pressure, paralysis, and even death.

Mysoline is seldom used recreationally but overdosing can occur. Side effects of overdosing are the same as those related to sudden withdrawal of this medication.

Whether you’ve used Mysoline yourself or know someone who has, you may have questions about this prescription drug. To learn more, check out our related topics or call a representative from The Recovery Village who can help get you answers.


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