What is the drug Zonegran used for?
Zonegran is used to treat seizures due to epilepsy. It is a medical condition that causes repeated fits or seizures to the patient. It is usually used along with other drugs to control seizures. Zonisamide belongs to the class of drugs known as sulfonamide anticonvulsant and a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. The medicine is used along with other drugs to help relieve partial seizures that affect the part of the brain and are often followed by seizures that are able to affect the whole of the brain, and this is known as secondary generalization.
The medicine is available online on Canada Pharmacy at reasonable rates.
Zonegran tablets are available in two dosages that are Zonegran 100 mg and zonisamide 50 mg. Each capsule contains the labeled amount of zonisamide as well as microcrystalline cellulose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, gelatin, and titanium dioxide.100 mg capsule further contains FD&C Red No. 40 and FD&C Yellow No. 6.
This medicine needs to be taken orally with a glass of water. You may choose to take the medicine with or without food. The usual dosage of Zonegran is about once or twice, daily. It is important that you swallow the drug as a whole and do not bite, crush, or chew.
- May cause dizziness; do not drive or operate machinery when using this medicine until fully alert.
- Limit alcohol consumption as it may increase side effects.
- Pregnant females or women planning to get pregnant must consult a doctor before using this medicine as it may harm the unborn baby, but repeated seizures are equally dangerous for both the mother and child.
- The drug passes through breast milk; breastfeeding women should use only with a doctor’s recommendation.
All medicines carry side effects, but usually, most of them are temporary and tend to leave once the treatment is completed. Common side effects of Zonegran are:
- Loss of appetite
- Increased irritation
- Lethargy or feeling tired
- Loss or coordination such as trouble walking
- Issues with memory and focus
Consult a doctor immediately in case any of these signs aggravate.
Product Code: 9356
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.