Brand NamesDiastat AcuDial, Diastat Pediatric
What is Diastat AcuDial
Diastat AcuDial is a medicine that is used to treat occasionally increased seizures (cluster seizures) in people with epilepsy who also routinely take other anti-convulsants. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause seizure.
Side effects of Diastat AcuDial
Side effects of Diastat AcuDial are the followings:
- headache, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- slurred speech, loss of balance or coordination;
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea.
But if you have any of these serious symptoms it is necessary to visit your doctor immediately:
- worsening seizures, or seizures that seem different from the patient's other seizures;
- pale or discolored skin;
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
- hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- pain or burning when you urinate.
Diastat AcuDial is used to treat occasionally increased seizures (cluster seizures) in people with epilepsy who also routinely take other anti-convulsants.
Before using Diastat AcuDial you should inform your doctor if you have:
- asthma, pneumonia, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) or other breathing problems;
- liver or kidney disease;
- a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior;
- a history of drug or alcohol addiction;
- if you are allergic to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), lorazepam (Ativan) or oxazepam (Serax).
You should use Diastat AcuDial exactly as it was prescribed.