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
- Skin rash (may be a sign of a dangerous condition)
- Fever, sore throat, sores in your mouth, or bruising easily (may be signs of a
- Sudden back pain, abdominal (stomach area) pain, pain when urinating, bloody or
dark urine (may be signs of a kidney stone)
- Decreased sweating or a rise in body temperature (especially in patients under 17
- Unusual thoughts
- Speech or language problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Coordination 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
Zonegran can cause drowsiness and coordination problems. Do not drive or operate
dangerous machinery until you know how Zonegran affects you.
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Tell your doctor about any other medicines you may be taking, including
ZONEGRAN may cause birth defects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan
to become pregnant.
Tell your doctor if you are nursing or planning to nurse your baby. It is not
known whether Zonegran is passed through breast milk to the baby.
What are some possible side effects of Zonegran? (This is NOT
a complete list of side effects reported with Zonegran. Your health care provider can
discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Common side effects include:
- Loss of appetite
For more detailed information about Zonegran, ask your health care
Link to http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2000/20789lbl.pdf Zonegran's approved label and patient information