Anti-seizure medicine zonisamide is a sulfonamide. Zonisamide is an anticonvulsant medicine that acts as an adjuvant for hard-to-control seizure situations or as an initial epilepsy therapy. It is unrelated to any other anti-epileptic drug.
Who is Zonisamide Capsule for?
For dogs and cats only.
Why use Zonisamide Capsule?
Zonisamide can be used concomitantly with other anti-seizure drugs. It is an effective way to control seizures, requiring administration only once daily. Side effects are rare with this medication compared to alternatives.
How does Zonisamide Capsule work?
While the specific mechanism of action is unknown, Zonisamide is suspected to inhibit nerve cell activity by blocking sodium channels within the brain. This prevents nerve cells from firing inappropriately. It might potentially affect calcium levels in the brain.
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Invagen, Sun Pharmaceutical or other generic brand
How is Zonisamide Capsule sold?
Sold as individual capsules in strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg.
What are the side effects of Zonisamide Capsule?
The most common side effects include: Inappetence Weight Loss Nausea
What special precautions are there?
Do not use in animals with allergies to sulfonamides or any similar medications. Before use, tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease, and carefully weigh the benefits and risks prior to treatment initiation. This medication may cause birth defects, and it should not be administered to pregnant animals.
Reach out to the nearest animal clinic for guidance.
How can I store Zonisamide Capsule?
Keep this product away from children, pets, and light exposure at room temperature.
Carefully follow administration recommendations given by your veterinarian. While your pet is taking this medicine, make sure he or she has continual access to water. This drug can be used with or without food. This drug should always be taken whole. Breaking the capsule is not a good idea. Consult a veterinarian if you have any questions regarding how to use Zonisamide properly.
Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.