What is Zonimid (Zonisamide) used for?
Zonimid (Zonisamide) is used as a treatment for seizures caused by epilepsy. This medication may be used together with other drugs to treat this condition. This drug is a type of sulfonamide anticonvulsant and also a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It treats seizures by reducing unusual brain activity.
How should I use Zonimid (Zonisamide)?
Patients who have been prescribed Zonimid (Zonisamide) capsules must take them exactly as prescribed by their physician. You may be told by your physician to take them 1 to 2 times per day, depending on the severity of your condition. However, you must follow all instructions provided to you by your physician and never take more of this drug than prescribed.
What are the side effects of Zonimid (Zonisamide)?
You may notice side effects when taking Zonimid (Zonisamide), such as:
Other more serious side effects may occur when taking this drug. You should immediately consult your physician if you notice seizures that last longer than normal, difficulty speaking, fainting or any other serious side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Zonimid (Zonisamide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.