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Banzel (rufinamide)

Also Known as Inovelon


Banzel (rufinamide)

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  • Product Details


    Banzel (rufinamide) is an add-on medication used to treat seizures in adults and pediatric patients who are at least 1 years old with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS).

    Banzel is available in 200 mg and 400 mg film-coated tablets for oral use. It also comes in a 40 mg/mL oral suspension (liquid).

    Fact Table







    Legal status


    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    6–10 hours

    Dosage (Strength)

    100mg, 200mg, 400mg


    Consult doctor



    Protein binding


    PubChem CID





    Not Assigned

    ATC code



    Not Assigned



    Routes of administration

    By mouth


    Be sure to take Banzel exactly as your doctor has prescribed. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor or pharmacist.

    Each pediatric patient's Banzel dose is based on weight. 

    Adults are recommended to start on 400 mg to 800 mg by mouth daily in two equally divided doses. The doctor may increase the dose every other day until the patient reaches a maximum dose of 3,200 mg a day, taken in two divided doses.

    Your doctor will tell you how much Banzel you should take and how often.


    Banzel contains rufinamide. Inactive ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, crosscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium lauryl sulphate. Hypromellose, iron oxide red, polyethylene glycol, talc, and titanium dioxide make up the film coating of the tablets. 

    Inactive ingredients in the oral suspension include microcrystalline cellulose and carboxymethylcellulose sodium, hydroxyethylcellulose, anhydrous citric acid, simethicone emulsion 30%, poloxamer 188, methylparaben, propylparaben, propylene glycol, potassium sorbate, noncrystallizing sorbitol solution 70%, and an orange flavor.


    Patients with Familial Short QT syndrome should not take Banzel.


    • Before you start treatment with Banzel, tell your doctor about: 
      • All the medications you take.
      • Your allergies.
      • Your current health problems and past medical history.
      • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status.
    • Banzel can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Patients should be monitored for worsening depression, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, or unusual mood or behavioral changes.
    • Central nervous system reactions such as sleepiness, fatigue, dizziness, walking problems, and poor muscle control can occur with Banzel use.
    • Caution should be used when taking Banzel with other medications that can shorten the QT interval.
    • Multi-organ hypersensitivity can occur with the use of Banzel. Signs and symptoms include fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, and/or facial swelling. Liver or kidney inflammation, blood disorders, inflamed heart muscle, and weak, painful, or achy muscles may also occur. Patients should seek medical care right away if they experience any of these effects.
    • When stopping Banzel, it should be gradually stopped to reduce the risk of seizures. 

    Side Effects

    Common Banzel medication side effects include headache, dizziness, fatigue, drowsiness, and nausea; however, other side effects may occur, so contact your doctor right away if you have bothersome or persistent side effects.


    Banzel (rufinamide). Nutley, NJ: Eisai Inc.; 2021.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 11599

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