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Zonegran/Zonisamide Weight loss question

Zonegran/Zonisamide Weight loss question

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So my son switched from trileptal to zonisamide recently. He is at 250mg nightly of zonisamide. I am happy with the med thus far in terms of seizures and side-effects except I am curious about the weight loss. My son is non-verbal - can relay some details via typing on an iPad, but more involved things are hard for him to explain. For those of you who have had weight loss as a side effect of zonegran/zonisamide did you actually lose your appetite thus causing… read more

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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

In China it's used as a weight loss pill. In the U.S., the FDA has only approved it for seizure control.
Still, every once in awhile, a doctor gets… read more

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