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rufinamide (generic name)

It is used to control seizures caused by a certain type of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
(roo FIN a mide)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-blood in the urine
-changes in vision
-feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-irregular heart beat
-pain in the lower back or side
-pain when urinating
-suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
-unusual bleeding or bruising
-unusually weak or tired
-yellowing of the eyes, skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-decreased appetite
-nausea, vomiting

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after 90 days of first opening the bottle or after the expiration date, whichever comes first. Keep tightly closed.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated: March 18, 2011
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