Vigabatrin oral solution

  • Medicine Name- Viganext oral solution
  • API- Vigabatrin
  • Pack Size- 30 sachet of powder
  • Strength- 500 mg
  • Marketed by- MSN Laboratories
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Vigabatrin oral solution is an antiepileptic medication (AED) used to treat adult patients with Refractory Complex Partial Seizures. When many alternative therapies have not produced the desired results, it should be utilised as a supplementary therapy.

Warning and Precautions

  • Vigabatrin medication may potentially lead to permanent vision loss. If you experience blurred vision, difficulty reading, or any vision changes during or after treatment, seek immediate advice from your healthcare provider. Monitoring vision by a specialized eye doctor, skilled in assessing visual fields and performing thorough retina examinations, is necessary unless formally exempted from regular eye checks.
  • Patients taking vigabatrin pills, unless exempted, should undergo vision assessments at the beginning of treatment (within four weeks of starting) and every 3 months thereafter. After stopping therapy, evaluations should continue for around 3 to 6 months.
  • Antiepileptic drugs, including vigabatrin, may heighten the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Regular assessment for mood changes, depression, or unusual behavior is essential for individuals on antiepileptic drugs.
  • Fatigue and drowsiness may occur due to vigabatrin use. Patients affected should refrain from driving or operating machinery until they understand how vigabatrin affects their capabilities.
  • Discontinuing vigabatrin abruptly without consulting a healthcare professional can lead to severe complications, especially for seizure patients, potentially causing uncontrollable seizures.
  • Avoiding pregnancy and breastfeeding during vigabatrin treatment is recommended. Discuss with your healthcare provider if pregnancy occurs or is planned. While breastfeeding, monitor your baby for signs of reduced sucking ability, vision problems, or drowsiness.


What does Vigabatrin do?

Vigabatrin is a prescribed medication used in conjunction with other therapies to manage complex partial seizures (CPS) in adults that have not responded well to various other treatments. However, it is not recommended as the initial treatment for these seizures.

Is Vigabatrin classified as an anticonvulsant?

Yes, Vigabatrin falls under the category of anticonvulsants. It helps reduce seizure occurrences in both adults and children whose seizures have not been effectively controlled by other available treatments.

Can Vigabatrin be taken in a crushed form?

Vigabatrin can be ingested with or without food. If necessary, for individuals unable to swallow the pills whole, the tablets can be crushed or cut. The crushed tablets can be mixed with a small amount of water or applesauce for immediate consumption.

What kind of medication is Vigabatrin?

Vigabatrin is classified as a specific type of medication known as anticonvulsants, particularly used in the management of seizures.