Vigabatrin is used to treat and prevent seizures.
Take vigabatrin regularly as directed with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food.
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, unusual eye movements
Confusion, drowsiness or weakness
Nervousness, irritability, low mood, unusual behaviour or thinking
Loss of co-ordination/walking or handwriting problems, tremor
Memory problems, trouble concentrating
|Tell your doctor|
Tingling or numbness, joint aches and pains
|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 MyMedicines Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, New Zealand. March 2023
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