Ethosuximide is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant. Ethosuximide is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat absence seizures (also called "petit mal" seizures) in adults and children. Ethosuximide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Zarontin (ethosuximide) is an antiepileptic medication which is also called an anticonvulsant. Zarontin is used alone or in combination with other drugs in the treatment of absence seizures in adults and children. Zarontin is considered the perfect choice for treating absence seizures because it lacks the idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity of the alternative anti-absence drug, valproic acid.