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Zonegran Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is zonisamide (Zonegran)?
- What are the possible side effects of zonisamide (Zonegran)?
- What is the most important information I should know about zonisamide (Zonegran)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking zonisamide (Zonegran)?
- How should I take zonisamide (Zonegran)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zonegran)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zonegran)?
- What should I avoid while taking zonisamide (Zonegran)?
- What other drugs will affect zonisamide (Zonegran)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zonegran)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Zonegran)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include slow heart rate, feeling light-headed, fainting, and slow or shallow breathing.
What should I avoid while taking zonisamide (Zonegran)?
Zonisamide can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of zonisamide.
What other drugs will affect zonisamide (Zonegran)?
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by zonisamide. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other seizure medication.
Tell your doctor about all other seizure medications you use, especially:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol);
- phenytoin (Dilantin); or
- phenobarbital (Solfoton).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with zonisamide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about zonisamide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Zonegran Information
- Zonegran Drug Interactions Center: zonisamide oral
- Zonegran Side Effects Center
- Zonegran Overview including Precautions
- Zonegran FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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