Therapeutic Uses

Ethosuximide is effective against absence seizures but not tonic-clonic seizures. An initial daily dose of 250 mg in children (3-6 years old) and 500 mg in older children and adults is increased by 250-mg increments at weekly intervals until seizures are adequately controlled or toxicity intervenes. Divided dosage is required occasionally to diminish nausea or drowsiness. The usual maintenance dose is 20 mg/kg/day. Use caution if the daily dose exceeds 1500 mg in adults or 750—1000 mg in children. The use of ethosuximide is discussed further below.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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