PEGANONE is a prescription medicine used to treat tonic-clonic (grand mal) and complex partial (psychomotor) seizures. It is not known if it is safe or effective in children younger than 1-year-old.

Side Effects Of Peganone

Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

  • thoughts about suicide or dying
  • attempts to commit suicide
  • new or worse depression
  • new or worse anxiety
  • feeling agitated or restless
  • panic attacks
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • new or worse irritability
  • acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
  • acting on dangerous impulses
  • an extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
  • other unusual changes in behavior or mood

Warnings & Precautions

Before you take PEGANONE, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have or have had depression, mood problems, or suicidal thoughts or behavior
  • have any other medical conditions
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It may harm your unborn baby and cause birth defects. Birth defects may occur even in children born to women who are not taking any medicines and do not have other risk factors. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while taking PEGANONE.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. PEGANONE can pass into breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take it or breastfeed. You should not do both. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take PEGANONE.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking PEGANONE with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take medicines that affect blood clotting.

Dosage Of Peganone

Take PEGANONE exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. Your healthcare providers will tell you how much to take.

Your healthcare provider may change your dose. Do not change your dose of PEGANONE without talking to your healthcare provider.

Do not stop taking PEGANONE without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping it suddenly can cause serious problems.

Take it after eating, and space doses out evenly.

If you take too much PEGANONE, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center right away.


Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use PEGANONE for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give PEGANONE to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about PEGANONE. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about PEGANONE that is written for health professionals


All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.