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Zonisamide

Zonisamide

Have anyone taken this medicine or is on it.
What are side effects and how did you cope with it. Does the med work. Any information.
I'm on epilm at the moment but Zonisamide is slowly being added at the same time I'm slowly coming off eplim, so I'm having change over of med and wondered how it will effect me.
It have been making me very tired.
How is what I'm taking at the moment.
Morning... 600mg epilm & 50mg Zonisamide
Afternoon... 300mg epilm
Evening... 600mg epilm & 50mg Zonisamide

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I been on it for about a year. I take the 24hr pill before bed. I sleep good. No more nocturnal seizures. Less getting up at night to pee and waking up on the bathroom floor. Less seizures all around. I take tegretal too to keep focal seizures away while I'm awake. I'd say 85% seizure free.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Doc just raised me from 400 mg Zonegran to 600. 2@ am 4@pm due to seizure activity in last 2 weeks.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Balance was a big problem for me, couldn't walk in a straight line and was bumping into things, also everyone said I sounded as if I was drunk, I was aware that I sounded different but no matter how hard I tried I couldn't speak properly, I was take of them by reducing 1a week after I fell against my patio door, I was home on my own and could of gone through it and no one would know. Within 2/3 weeks of being off them the difference was amazing it had taken 10 weeks for bad effects to appear. I've now been taken off Fycompa for similar effects. Hope things settle down soon.x

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

It made me have more seizures

posted over 5 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I am on Zonisamide right now. I am on 100mg twice a day in addition to my trieptal.
I havent noticed any side effects yet. in fact I love zonismide, it replaced fycompa for me (which was terrible)
any since adding zonisimade to my trileptal I have been seizure free for 9 months

posted over 5 years ago
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