Frequently Asked Questions
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking stiripentol and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually two to three times daily. If you are using the capsule form of this medication, swallow the capsules whole. Do not open or break the capsules.If you are using the powder form of this medication, read and follow the Instructions for Use leaflet. Wash and dry your hands before and after preparing each dose. Fill a glass with water (4 ounces or 100 milliliters). Open the packet(s) and pour the prescribed dose into the glass. Stir gently with a spoon until the powder dissolves completely. Drink all of the mixture right away. Then add a small amount of water (1 ounce or 25 milliliters), stir again and drink right away to make sure you are getting all of the drug. Do not prepare a supply in advance. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, age, weight, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions (such as seizures) may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.Tell your doctor if you do not get better or if you get worse.
|Brand Name Examples||Supplied As||Strength|
|Diacomit||Capsule||500 Mg250 Mg|
|Powder In Packet||500 Mg250 Mg|