Brand Names : Zonegran
Precautions While Using This Medicine
It is very important that your doctor check your progress at
This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine
is working properly, and to check for unwanted effects.
If your condition does not improve within a few weeks or if it becomes
worse, check with your doctor.
This medicine may cause some people to become drowsy, dizzy, or less alert
than they are normally. Make sure you know how you react
to this medicine before you drive, use machines, or do anything else that
could be dangerous if you are dizzy or are not alert
This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants
(medicines that make you drowsy or less alert). Some examples of CNS depressants
are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies, or colds; prescription
pain medicines, or sleep medicines. Do not take other medicines unless they
have been discussed with your doctor. This especially includes nonprescription
medicines for appetite control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever, or sinus
Contact your doctor immediately
if you develop
skin rash, experience fever, sore throat, oral ulcers, easy bruising, or worsening
These medicines may make you sweat less, causing your body temperature
to increase. Use extra care not to become overheated during
exercise or hot weather while you are taking this medicine
, since overheating
may result in heat stroke. Also, hot baths or saunas may make you dizzy or
faint while you are taking this medicine.
Use effective birth control methods
pregnancy if you are sexually active and able to become pregnant.
Do not stop taking zonisamide without first checking
with your doctor
. Stopping the medicine suddenly may cause your seizures
to return or to occur more often. Your doctor may want you to gradually reduce
the amount you are taking before stopping completely.
It is important that you drink plenty of fluids every
during therapy with zonisamide to help prevent kidney stones from