- What is zonisamide-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for zonisamide-oral?
- Is zonisamide-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for zonisamide-oral?
- What are the side effects of zonisamide-oral?
- What is the dosage for zonisamide-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with zonisamide-oral?
- Is zonisamide-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about zonisamide-oral?
What is zonisamide-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Zonisamide is an anti-seizure medication. Zonisamide is primarily used to treat partial-seizures. Scientists do not known how exactly zonisamide works in the body. Zonisamide is presumed to work on the sodium and calcium channels in the brain cells where it controls electric-currents that are responsible for seizure activity.
The FDA approved zonisamide in March 2000.
What brand names are available for zonisamide-oral?
Is zonisamide-oral available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for zonisamide-oral?
What are the side effects of zonisamide-oral?
Common side effects of zonisamide are:
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach ache
- Speech disturbance
- Weight loss
Serious side effects of zonisamide include:
- Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia
- Serious skin disorders such as Stevens-Johnson's syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis.
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