Pronunciation: zoe NIS a mide
25 mg, capsule, blue/purple, imprinted with MYLAN 6725
50 mg, capsule, purple/white, imprinted with MYLAN 6726
100 mg, capsule, blue/purple, imprinted with MYLAN 6727
100 mg, capsule, blue/purple, imprinted with MYLAN 6727
25 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with APO, 25
50 mg, capsule, gray/white, imprinted with APO, 50
25 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with 258
50 mg, capsule, gray/white, imprinted with 259
25 mg, capsule, white, imprinted with W945
50 mg, capsule, gray/white, imprinted with W946
100 mg, capsule, orange/white, imprinted with W990
100 mg, capsule, green/white, imprinted with G24, 100
100 mg, capsule, brown/white, imprinted with 100 MG, IG 228
100 mg, capsule, red/white, imprinted with APO, 100
25 mg, white, imprinted with barr 25 mg, 827
Taking zonisamide can cause permanent vision loss. Tell your doctor right away if you have any eye pain or redness or any changes in your vision.
Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking zonisamide. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.
You should not use zonisamide if you are allergic to it.
You may not be able to take zonisamide if you have ever had a severe allergic to a sulfa drug.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Some people have thoughts about suicide while taking zonisamide. Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Zonisamide may harm an unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant.
If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the effects of zonisamide on the baby.
You should not breastfeed while using zonisamide.
Zonisamide is not approved for use by anyone younger than 16 years old.
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Zonisamide can be taken with or without food.
Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.
While using zonisamide, you may need frequent blood tests.
Do not stop using zonisamide suddenly, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may cause increased seizures. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.
Do not share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: any form of skin rash, hives; fever, swollen glands, feeling weak or tired, severe muscle pain, unusual bruising or bleeding; yellowing of your skin or eyes; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: sudden mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before taking zonisamide with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or depression.
Other drugs may interact with zonisamide, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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