Medicine Overview of Zonimid Capsule
Zonimid 100 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of epilepsy
Side Effects of Zonimid are Sleepiness, Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Agitation, Decreased appetite.
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. Zonimid 100 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Zonimid 100 mg 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 Zonimid 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.
Zonimid Capsule related warnings
Zonimid 100 mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zonimid 100 mg 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.
Zonimid 100 mg 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 Zonimid 100 mg 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.
Zonimid 100 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zonimid 100 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Zonimid 100 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zonimid 100 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zonimid 100 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Zonimid 100 mg Capsule, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Questions Related to Zonimid
my wife PATIENT suffering from Epilepsy. she gets it generally when she is feeling weak or exhausted or if she has some small accident at home /outside which hurts her body part little severely. we did follow a course of epilepsy tablets for 6 month in 2010 but it was exhausting her and health was further deteriorating. hence stopped that. this year it happened twice every time with reason. me and family support her all the way emotionally / mentally. also makes sure that she is having proper diet and sleep. please advise what best can be done medicine wise and in terms of improving health by diet or nah other ways. thank you
Dr. Manju Singh
Daer PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic remedy for your complaint:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPS LINK: http://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
What is the suitable medicine in homeopathy for epilepsy for middle people event hough they are using English medicine like levers xr 750and Valero cr300twice a dsy
Dr. Manju Singh
Dear PATIENT On the basis of information you have provided you can consider following homeopathic medicine:RECKEWEG R33 - EPILEPSY DROPShttp://www.1mgayush.com/products/R33-EPILEPSY-DROPS/StandardDosage: 3 times daily 15 drops in some water.
Sir i have been taking tegrital 200 for epileptic fits for the last 21 years. I had fits when i was 24 and doctor prescribed 2 tabs of tegrital 200 daily. I started the medicine and it is working fine till date. I havent seen my doctor ever since. Is it safe to take this drug for such a long time?
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Usual treatment duration for epilepsy is for three years, after which medicines are gradually tapered of. Tegrital(carbamazepine) can have ill effect on kidneys. You need regular Kudney Function Test and Complete Blood Counts to monitor any side effect.
Epilepsy patient, taking Zenoxa300mg tab twice a day. I had last attack on 24nov2015. I want to know how long should l take this pill . Can l substitute this with lovax300 or lovax OD300 p/day.pls guide me best. Thnk U.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
u can substitute as LOVAX OD 300 is more cost effective with same SALT,but probably u have to take it for very long time, and decision of stopping should be only taken under consultation of NEUROPHYSICIAN , so kindly consult them
Hi,can u pls tell me abt avena sat? Can i take it for general health improvement and is there any side effect of the same?how long one can take this?
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
AVENA SATIVA Avena sativa Generalities ? Avena Sativa (common oat) improves the nutrition of brain and nervous system. ? It is useful therefore in nervous exhaustion, sexual debility; debility after exhausting diseases. ? Nervous tremors of the aged, paralysis agitans, chorea and epilepsy. ? Inability to keep the mind fixed on any one subject especially when due to masturbation. ? Bad effects of Morphine habit. ? Insomnia. Dose ? Tincture 10 to 30 drops should be given in hot water.
I am suffering from epilepsy. I want to know it's cause treatment precautions and everything related to epilepsy. Also please tell me about the best doctors in India for the treatment of epilepsy.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
cause- many- infection, stroke, traumaprecautions- avoid swimming n adventure sports; take medicine regularlybest doctors- depends on ur residence
?? ???? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??? encorate Charon 200 500 tablet use krta hu kya iska koi solution h Jisse main completely thk ho jau
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
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Frequently asked questions about Zonimid Capsule
Q. Is Zonimid a controlled substance/ addictive/ Narcotic/ gluten free/ generic?
Yes, Zonimid is a controlled drug. It is not an addictive or narcotic drug. It is gluten free and a generic drug
Q. Is Zonimid used for weight loss or migraines?
Zonimid 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
Q. Does Zonimid cause weight gain/ kidney stones/hair loss/ weight loss/ diarrhea/ depression/ constipation/feeling high?
Zonimid 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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