Up to this point, your child may have tried several antiepileptic therapies to get their seizures under control. We know that starting another new treatment can be stressful, but there is also hope. With DIACOMIT® (stiripentol), seizure relief is possible.
DIACOMIT comes in two strengths: 250 mg and 500 mg. Your doctor will prescribe the appropriate dose for your child.
DIACOMIT is available in two convenient dosing forms: capsules or fruit-flavored powder.
Both dosing forms can be stored at room temperature, making it easy to take DIACOMIT with you when you’re on the go.
Give the prescribed dose around the same time each day for the best results. By tying it to a daily routine, you can avoid missing a dose.
DIACOMIT should be taken as prescribed by your child’s doctor. You’ll give DIACOMIT to your child two or three times a day with a meal. If your child misses a dose, DIACOMIT can be taken as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, your child should skip the missed dose. Do not give two doses of DIACOMIT at the same time.
The most common side effects for patients treated with DIACOMIT are sleepiness, decreased appetite, agitation, impaired coordination, decreased weight, decreased muscle tone, nausea, tremor, slurred speech, and trouble sleeping.1 The good news is that side effects can be managed, or even reversed, through dose adjustments of other medications.
Let your child’s doctor know if your child experiences any side effects after starting DIACOMIT. They may modify your child’s treatment plan and ask you to monitor for any changes.
These are not all the risks for use of DIACOMIT. Please see the Important Safety Information and full Prescribing Information. To report suspected adverse reactions, contact Biocodex at 866-330-3050 or the Food and Drug Administration at 800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.