Medicine Overview of Zonicare Capsule
Zonicare 100mg Capsule is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Sleepiness, Decreased appetite, Nausea, Agitation, Headache, Dizziness.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zonicare 100mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Zonicare 100mg Capsule is an antiepileptic medication. It prevents seizures in patients with epilepsy by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on Zonicare Capsule
- If your child (<12 years old) has been prescribed with zonisamide, ask your doctor for necessary precautions, as they are at greater risk of reduced sweating, heat stroke, pneumonia and liver problems.
- Dress lightly during hot climates or when exercising and check carefully for signs of decreased sweating or heat stroke.
- Drink sufficient water while taking zonisamide to reduce the risk of kidney stones and heat strokes.
- Do not stop using zonisamide suddenly, even if you feel fine as stopping suddenly may cause increased seizures.
- Seek immediate medical attention if you develop serious and sometimes fatal skin reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis), as zonisamide (sulfa medicine) is known to cause such side effects.
- Inform your doctor and seek medical advice if you develop any signs of suicidal thoughts or actions, depressed mood, anxious state, restlessness, irritable behavior or any unusual change in mood or behavior; high fever or long lasting fever.
- Do not drive or operate machinery as zonisamide may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or vision changes.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Zonicare Capsule related warnings
Zonicare 100mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zonicare 100mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Zonicare 100mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Zonicare 100mg Capsule may affect your concentration, ability to react/respond, and may make you feel sleepy, particularly at the beginning of your treatment or after your dose is increased.
Zonicare 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zonicare 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zonicare 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zonicare 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zonicare 100mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Zonicare 100mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Frequently asked questions about Zonicare Capsule
Yes, Zonicare is a controlled drug. It is not an addictive or narcotic drug. It is gluten free and a generic drug
Zonicare is not used to treat weight loss or migraines
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/prednisone with zonisamide?
Yes, Ibuprofen or prednisone can be taken with zonisamide
Zonicare commonly does not cause all the above mentioned side effects except depression. Please consult your doctor if you develop such side effects.
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Taking Zonicare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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