- 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 the dosage for zonisamide-oral?
The recommended starting dose of zonisamide is 100 mg/day. Doses may be increased 100 mg/day every 2 weeks. The usual dosage varies from 100 to 600 mg/day, administered in 1 to 2 divided doses.
Safe and effective use of zonisamide is not established for children under the age of 16.
Which drugs or supplements interact with zonisamide-oral?
Zonisamide increases the risk of lactic acid build up when combined with metformin (Glucophage). If you experience sudden weakness, heavy breathing, and increased drowsiness, contact your healthcare professional immediately.
Orlistat (Xenical) should be used with caution with zonisamide because it lowers the beneficial effects of zonisamide and increases the chances of seizures. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty walking, nausea, vomiting, and abnormal eye movements, contact your healthcare professional immediately.
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