Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Zonisamide exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Zonisamide must be taken regularly for it to work well. Do not skip any doses. Do not stop taking Zonisamide unless instructed by your doctor. Your condition may worsen if Zonisamide is stopped suddenly.
You may take Zonisamide with or without food. Swallow it whole with plenty of water. Do not chew or crush the capsule.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, or a history of kidney stones.
Drink plenty of water while being treated with Zonisamide to reduce the chances of developing kidney stones.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not take Zonisamide if you are allergic to a type of antibiotics known as sulphonamides. Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to a sulphonamide type of antibiotic.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Zonisamide. Use adequate birth control during treatment and for 1 month after you stop taking Zonisamide. You may wish to discuss birth control options with your doctor.
Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Zonisamide and for up to one month after stopping Zonisamide.
Zonisamide is not suitable for children younger than 16 years old.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Zonisamide is used together with other medicines to treat epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures).
What side effects could I experience?
Zonisamide may cause dizziness, drowsiness and double vision. If you have any of these symptoms, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Zonisamide may also cause headache, tiredness, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, confusion, agitation, irritability and problems concentrating. Inform your doctor if any of these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
Alert your doctor immediately if you experience:
- signs of kidney stones (stomach or back pain, pain while urinating or blood in the urine)
- signs of blood disorder ( bruising, sore throat, fever and mouth ulcers)
- worsening of your fits
- reduced sweating and fever
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline
- sleeping pills such as diazepam
- other epilepsy medicines such as topiramate
- rifampicin (a medicine used to treat TB or tuberculosis)
- carbonic anhydrase inhibitors eg acetazolamide, dichlorphenamide
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.