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Vigabatrin

Vigabatrin Information

Vigabatrin Benefits & Uses

Vigabatrin is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary

Vigabatrin 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 Vigabatrin

Vigabatrin

Vigabatrin Side Effects

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

  1. Weight gain
  2. Fever Mild
  3. Irritability
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Cough Mild
  7. Nasal congestion
  8. Pharyngitis
  9. Back Pain Mild
  10. Influenza like symptoms

Vigabatrin Related Warnings

Is the use of Vigabatrin safe for pregnant women?

Vigabatrin may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Vigabatrin again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Vigabatrin safe during breastfeeding?

Vigabatrin may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Vigabatrin on the Kidneys?

Vigabatrin is rarely harmful for kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Vigabatrin on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Vigabatrin on liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Vigabatrin on the Heart?

You can take Vigabatrin without any fear of damage to heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Vigabatrin with Other Drugs

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

Vigabatrin Contraindications

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

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Suicidal Tendency
  4. Depression

Frequently asked Questions about Vigabatrin

Is this Vigabatrin habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Vigabatrin has not been reported.

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

No, after taking Vigabatrin, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery because you may feel sleepy.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Vigabatrin only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, this Vigabatrin works for mental disorders.

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Vigabatrin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Vigabatrin

Taking Vigabatrin with food does not harm your health.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Vigabatrin

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Vigabatrin as it can have severe side effects.

Severe
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Md Saadullah
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References

  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 421
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sabril (vigabatrin)
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