Banzel (Rufinamide) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Banzel is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in people one year of age and older. Banzel is indicated as an adjunctive drug to be used along with other prescription medications. Banzel is also referred to by its drug name, rufinamide.

Banzel is an anticonvulsant, or in other words, a drug used to prevent and control seizures. Banzel is believed to work by inhibiting nerve signals in the brain.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Banzel is taken orally as a tablet or suspension (liquid) twice daily.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Banzel lists common side effects including headache, fatigue, sleepiness, dizziness, and nausea.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Banzel include depression, suicidal thoughts and behavior, central nervous system reactions, and severe allergic reactions.

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