Review: could Zonisamide cause Drug Withdrawal Syndrome?


Drug withdrawal syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Zonisamide. We study 2,864 people who have side effects while taking Zonisamide from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Drug withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Zonisamide has active ingredients of zonisamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from Zonisamide 3,961 users)

Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, muscle spasticity, drug dependence (latest reports from 48,524 Drug withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

2,864 people reported to have side effects when taking Zonisamide.
Among them, 4 people (0.14%) have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zonisamide cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Zonisamide when people have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Zonisamide *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Zonisamide *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 25 %
  • 30-39: 25 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 50 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Epilepsy (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Depression (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Aggression (1 person, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Zocor (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Valproic Acid Sodium Salt (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Pepcid (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Fexofenadine Hcl (1 person, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Ineffective (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Urinary Casts (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Torticollis (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Eosinophil Count Increased (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Encephalopathy Nos (1 person, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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