Zonimid 25mg Capsule 10'S

Epilepsy/Convulsion Rx required

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MRP ₹42.50
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INTRODUCTION

ZONIMID contains Zonisamide which belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants, which is used to treat partial seizures. It suppresses the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal and cause seizures. Partial seizure is a seizure which affects only one part of the brain.

Zonisamide exerts anticonvulsant effects by blocking specific pores on the surface of nerve cells called sodium and calcium channels which are responsible for transmission of electrical impulses between nerve cells. By blocking these channels, zonisamide prevents the nerve cells from synchronizing their activity and prevents abnormal electrical activity spreading through the brain, thus reducing the chances of epilepsy.

Take ZONIMID according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow as a whole, do not crush or chew. It is not recommended for children below the age of 6 years. Drink sufficient amount of water, which reduces the risk of kidney stones, overheating and keeps cool. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have kidney, liver problems, depression or suicidal thoughts and if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. It is not recommended during breastfeeding. The common side effects are dizziness, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, agitation and irritability.

USES OF ZONIMID

  • Treat partial seizures (epilepsy)

HOW ZONIMID WORKS

ZONIMID exerts anticonvulsant effects by blocking specific pores on the surface of nerve cells called sodium and calcium channels which are responsible for transmission of electrical impulses between nerve cells. By blocking these channels, zonisamide prevents the nerve cells from synchronizing their activity and prevents abnormal electrical activity spreading through the brain and thus reduces the chances of epilepsy.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ZONIMID according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. Swallow as a whole, do not crush or chew. It can be taken with or without food.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ZONIMID

SERIOUS

  • skin rash
  • back pain, abdominal pain, blood in urine
  • fever, sore throat, sores in your mouth, or bruising easily
  • depression, unusual thoughts
  • difficulty in concentration, coordination problems
  • speech or language problems

COMMON

  • drowsiness
  • loss of appetite
  • dizziness, headache
  • nausea
  • agitation, irritability

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Drowsiness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.

Nausea:

Stick to simple normal meals and do not eat rich or spicy foods.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ZONIMID should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

ZONIMID is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause sleepiness, affects your concentration or drowsiness.

KIDNEY

ZONIMID should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice

LIVER

 

ZONIMID should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Zonisamide.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor if you have,

  • eye problems (glaucoma)

INTERACTIONS

Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,

  • sulphonamides
  • topiramate, acetazolamide
  • digoxin and quinidine (used to treat heart conditions)
  • phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone and rifampicin (used to treat epilepsy)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Zonisamide
Pharmacological Category :   Anticonvulsant
Therapeutic Indication :   Focal (partial) onset seizures
Dosage Forms :   Capsule

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT ZONIMID

Does ZONIMID safe while driving?

Do not drive or operate any machines since it may cause sleepiness, affects your concentration or drowsiness.

Does ZONIMID make you sleepy?

The common side effects while taking this medicine are drowsiness, loss of appetite and dizziness.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Drugs acting on central nervous system: Antiepileptic Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page - 420.

2. McNamara JO. Pharmacotherapy of the Epilepsies. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. Page - 602.

3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 520-521.

4. Angus A Wilfong and L James Willmore. Zonisamide - a review of experience and use in partial seizures: Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. Sep 2006; [Accessed Nov 10 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2671817/

5. Elan Pharma International Ltd, Eisai Inc. 2006, U.S. Food & Drug Administration; [Accessed Nov 10, 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2006/020789s019lbl.pdf

6. Eisai Manufacturing Ltd; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on May 2020] [Accessed Nov 10, 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7870.pdf

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Net Qty
    1
    Shelf Life
    NA
    Item Weight
    17.5
    No. of Units in a Kit
    NA
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Zonimid 25mg Capsule 10'S

Zonimid 25mg Capsule 10'S Mfr: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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