Vigabatrin is used to treat and prevent seizures.
Take vigabatrin regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and continue as directed.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with vigabatrin including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. ginkgo) or recreational drugs (e.g. ecstasy).
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Changes in vision
Confusion, drowsiness or weakness
Anxiety, irritability, loss of co-ordination/walking or handwriting problems, low mood, memory problems, trouble concentrating, trouble speaking
|Tell your doctor|
Tiredness, headache, dizziness
Tremor, tingling or numbness, joint, muscle or bone aches and pains
Weight gain, swollen feet or legs
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. January 2020
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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