Brand Name: Zonegran®
Active Ingredient: zonisamide
Dosage Form(s): Capsule
Company Name: Elan Pharmaceuticals
Date Approved by FDA
: March 27, 2000
What is Zonegran used for?
ZONEGRAN is a medicine to treat partial seizures
in adults. It is taken with other seizure medicines
to help control seizures.
Who should not take Zonegran?
Do not take Zonegran if you are allergic to any sulfa
drugs (for example, Bactrim
® or Septra
Special Warning(s) with Zonegran:
Some people taking ZONEGRAN can get serious reactions
(may be a sign of a dangerous condition)
, sore throat
, sores in your mouth, or bruising
easily (may be signs of a blood problem
Sudden back pain
(stomach area) pain, pain when urinating
, bloody or dark urine
(may be signs of a kidney stone
or a rise in body temperature
(especially in patients under 17 years old)
Speech or language problems
Talk to your doctor first before stopping Zonegran or any other seizure medicine. Stopping a seizure medicine all at once can cause status epilepticus, a serious problem.
Zonegran can cause drowsiness and coordination problems. Do not drive or operate dangerous machinery
until you know how Zonegran affects you.
More Information Can Be Found At: www.fda.gov/cder/ or on the package insert