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Zonegran And Insomnia

Zonegran And Insomnia

My son is switching from trileptal to zonegran currently. He just started having issues sleeping at night the last week or so - he is now taking 150mg of zonegran at bedtime and is weaning off trileptal (now at 600mg AM and PM). Will be checking blood levels of both the end of this week before our next decrease of trileptal.

Has anyone had insomnia on zonegran? If so, did moving it to AM help at all?

Thanks!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have had Insomnia since I was a teen and Zonegran wasn’t around then.

Everyone react differently to medications. Your child’s insomnia started when going onto the Zonegran.

Although his insomnia came on when starting this med, he still would have this sooner or later . I’ve had insomnia myself since 6th grade.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have taken zonegran and it used at night. After 4 months of using it side effects started to kick in. I was dizzy at different times. Then one side effect truly stood out. I developed a rash from my neck down to my ankles and everywhere in between. The problem Is that I had to take the drug for 4 months in order for it to take effect.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Not me.

posted almost 3 years ago
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