Is zonisamide still available?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined that ZONEGRAN (zonisamide) capsules, 50 milligrams (mg), was not withdrawn from sale for reasons of safety or effectiveness.

Is there a generic for zonisamide?

Zonisamide (zoh-NIH-sah-mide) is the generic name (non-brand name) used in the United States for a widely used seizure medicine. The common brand name for Zonisamide is Zonegran (ZAHN-uh-gran).

Why was zonisamide discontinued?

Zonisamide discontinuation due to psychiatric and cognitive adverse events.

Why has zonisamide been recalled?

On April 25, 2022, Glenmark announced a consumer-level recall of several lots of zonisamide capsules due to gaps in the microbiology quality control system or due to lack of stability data. Zonisamide is indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy.

How much is Zonegran without insurance?

The cost for Zonegran oral capsule 25 mg is around $1,652 for a supply of 100 capsules, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

Does zonisamide affect memory?

Zonisamide administered in a high, acute dose impairs the spatial memory. The drug given repeatedly disturbs spatial memory in the initial phase of the study. Zonisamide administered repeatedly impairs emotional memory.

Is zonisamide the same as gabapentin?

Zonegran (zonisamide) and gabapentin are anticonvulsants used to treat seizures in patients with epilepsy. Gabapentin is also used to treat nerve pain caused by shingles (herpes zoster). Brand names for gabapentin include Nurontin, Gralise, Neuraptine, and SmartRx Gaba-V Kit.

What is zonisamide prescribed for?

Zonisamide is used together with other medicines to treat partial seizures in adults and teenagers at least 16 years old. Zonisamide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Taking zonisamide can cause permanent vision loss.

What does zonisamide do?


  • blistering or peeling of skin
  • worsening or longer-lasting seizures
  • sudden back pain
  • stomach pain
  • pain when urinating
  • bloody or dark urine
  • fever,sore throat,chills,cough,and other signs of infection
  • sores in mouth
  • easy bruising
  • How effective is Zonegran for migraine?

    not at all: 4

  • somewhat: 9
  • moderate: 10
  • high: 7
  • very high: 3
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    Uses. Zoloft is approved for use in adults age 18 and over for treating several different mood and behavioral conditions.

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