ZONEGRAN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Migraine Prevention “I just turned 19 and I’ve seen 3 neurologists, 4 neurosurgeons, and a epileptic specialist all in the last 6 months. None of them can really tell me what’s wrong with me but Zonegran has helped a lot with the hard hitting headaches. I still get dull “I can feel it” headaches almost everyday but nothing compared what I used to get. I don’t get any major side effects, sometimes I slur or jumble worlds but I can recover them quickly, if I take it on an empty stomach my thought process is cloudy but nothing major. Also, I was normal weight before but I’ve lost 15 pounds since I started this medication 3 months ago.”

Holly19 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 14, 2018

For Seizures “Effective prevention of seizures, but I only had two episodes 16 months apart started at age 57. Started at 25mg twice a day, increased to 50mg. Was prescribed to go up to 100mg but requested to stay on the 50mg as I had no episodes and didn’t like the effect it had on me. I am now used to it but it makes me drowsy.Big downside is I have just found out that I have osteoporosis and it appears that zonegran is contributing to accelerated leeching of my bones. Will be discussing with neurologist in a couple of weeks.”

Nikinoo (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 20, 2017

For Seizures “I took Zonegran (zonisamide) for approximately 4 weeks. That should tell you something. I knew by the third week that something was wrong with me.This drug ruined my thinking process. I got “brain fog”, was unable to concentrate or focus on anything more than 2-3 minutes. I could not remember 50% of more of anything I read or was told. It made me depressed and discouraged and I completely lost interest in nearly everything. It began to effect me emotionally and I became extremely irritable at times. It also made me very sleepy and reduced my appetite tremendously. *Worst of all, it did not stop my seizures. Zonegran must be one of, if not the worst anti-seizure medications I’ve taken in my life. I don’t recommend it.”

dwenger86 (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2017

For Migraine Prevention “The medication worked well to prevent migraines. However after one month of use I developed joint pain/swelling and a rash. It was determined I had drug induced lupus and the medication was discontinued.”

Meemfelds (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 19, 2017

For Migraine Prevention “In the past, I had been given all types of medicines for migraine prevention and by far Zonegran has been THE BEST. I’ve had very few side effects that I can notice. The number of headaches that I normally have are decreased tremendously! I can really tell when I miss doses of the medication because the headaches come back full force but once I get the medicine in my system again, everything is all good! If you haven’t tried Zonegran, PLEASE DO!”

HeadacheFree28 February 26, 2017

For Migraine Prevention “Well it all started with dizzy spells that got so bad I couldn’t even stand up. I was in the hospital for almost 24hr. They had no idea what was wrong. They suggested I see a neurologest ASAP. After making the appointment to see who they suggested, I wouldn’t be able to see them for 4months. So I reached out to my family. They said to see a headache specialist. That sounded crazy to me at first. After meeting this new Doctor the same day I called him. He put me on Topamax I believe it was called, which I had almost every side effect from. So he decided to put me on zonegran small doses and work my way up. This medicine is amazing. I have no side effects at all and no more migraines for about a year now.”

Tara h. December 8, 2016

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