zonisamide (Zonegran)

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GENERIC NAME: zonisamide

BRAND NAME: Zonegran

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: 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.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Zonisamide is used as supplemental therapy in treatment of partial seizures.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of zonisamide are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014

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