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Drug information on Zonit (100 mg) (Zonisamide) from Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Zonit (100 mg)

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Zonisamide
10 Capsules
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Zonit (100 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Zonit (100 mg)

  Most Common: Drowsiness, loss of appetite, dizziness, unsteadiness, agitation/irritability, memory loss and poor concentration.

  Body as a Whole: Headache, abdominal pain and flu syndrome.

  Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation and dry mouth.

  Blood : Bruising.

  Metabolic: Weight loss.

  Central Nervous System : Night blindness, tingling, confusion, poor concentration, memory loss, agitation/irritability, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, nervousness, drowsiness, fatigue, tiredness, speech abnormalities and difficulties in verbal expression.

  Respiratory : Nose inflammation.

  Skin: Rash, itching, pimple, hair loss, increased sweating, dry skin, hives, abnormal hair growth over the body surface.

  Eye and ENT : Double vision and taste perversion.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Initial: 50 mg/day in 2 divided doses, increase up to 100 mg/day after 1 week. Thereafter, may further increase the dose at weekly intervals in steps of up to 100 mg. Usual dose: 300-500 mg/day.

How to use Zonit (100 mg)?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Zonit (100 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Zonit (100 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney problems, kidney stones, lung or breathing problems, suicidal thoughts, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may lead to heatstroke.

• It may cause acidosis in patients with kidney problem, breathing problem, and diarrhea; it if so consult with your doctor immediately.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of suicidal thoughts; watch them carefully.

Other Precautions for Zonit (100 mg)

If condition worsens or if the patient experiences skin rash, consult with your doctor immediately.
Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Zonit (100 mg)

Oral: Store it at room temperature (below 30°C).

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