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Some people have noticed a change in their skin color after talking the anti-seizure drug, Protiga. This might cause vision problems, in some people.

Potiga Side-Effects 

According to the FDA, some people using Protiga have noticed a change in their skin color. Some have even experienced a change in the color of their retina (which a patient would have a hard time noticing). This might cause vision problems or even blindness.

If you know someone who took Protiga or Ezogabine to treat their seizures- and suffered vision loss or blindness- you should contact a doctor right away.

Is Potiga Safe? 

Protiga (or the generic drug, ezogabine) is produced by GlaxoSmithKline. For now, the FDA decided any skin discoloration due to Protiga is likely just cosmetic, and not harmful. If you've seen any change in your skin's color, please get in touch with your doctor right away. The FDA says the drug's label has enough directions to help with these symptoms. As a precaution, it has also directed GlaxoSmithKline to engage in further study.

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