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  1. Primidone Benefits & Uses
  2. Primidone Dosage & How to Take
  3. Primidone Side Effects
  4. Primidone Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Primidone with Other Drugs
  6. Primidone Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Primidone
  8. Primidone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Primidone Benefits & Uses

Primidone is used to treat the following -

  1. मिर्गी Primary

Primidone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Primidone


Primidone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Primidone is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Skin redness
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Headache Rare
  5. Constipation Rare
  6. Unsteadiness
  7. Restlessness
  8. Cough Rare
  9. Vertigo Rare
  10. Edema Rare
  11. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  12. Dizziness Common

Primidone Related Warnings

Is the use of Primidone safe for pregnant women?

Primidone can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Primidone, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Primidone safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Primidone. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.


What is the effect of Primidone on the Kidneys?

Primidone rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Primidone on the Liver?

Primidone may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Primidone on the Heart?

You can take Primidone without any fear of damage to the heart.


Severe Interaction of Primidone with Other Drugs

Primidone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Primidone Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Primidone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Osteoporosis
  2. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  3. Depression
  4. Suicidal Tendency
  5. Kidney Disease
  6. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Primidone

Is this Primidone habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Primidone can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Primidone can make you feel drowsy.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Primidone only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Primidone has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.


Primidone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Primidone

It is safe to take Primidone with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Primidone

Taking Primidone with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Mysoline® (primidone)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 413
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