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Review: could Zonisamide cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?

Summary: Drug withdrawal syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Zonisamide.

We study 2,550 people who have side effects while taking Zonisamide from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Drug withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug withdrawal syndrome and more.

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Zonisamide

Zonisamide has active ingredients of zonisamide. It is often used in epilepsy. (latest outcomes from 2,691 Zonisamide 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, ill-defined disorder, muscle spasticity. (latest reports from 32,678 Drug withdrawal syndrome patients)

On Feb, 27, 2015: 2,550 people reported to have side effects when taking Zonisamide. Among them, 3 people (0.12%) have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome.

Trend of Drug withdrawal syndrome in Zonisamide reports

Time on Zonisamide when people have Drug withdrawal syndrome * :

n/a

Gender of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Zonisamide * :

FemaleMale
Drug withdrawal syndrome33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Zonisamide * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Aggression (1 people, 33.33%)
  2. Pain (1 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (2 people, 66.67%)
  2. Pepcid (1 people, 33.33%)
  3. Risperidone (1 people, 33.33%)
  4. Carbamazepine (1 people, 33.33%)
  5. Tizanidine hcl (1 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Has anyone experienced high glucose levels with zonisamide?
    Just started on 200 mg; was on 150 for a week and before that, 100 mg since early Aug.

    Have had flu-like symptoms for 2 days, fainted once, low b/p (stopped COQ 10 and Losartan) a month ago; extreme fatigue; loss of appetite; light-headed. Being light-headed is not new; I used to think it was low blood sugar. B/S was 137 first thing in AM, so I think I can r/o that cause. I am not exercising like before due to feeling so poorly, so perhaps that would explain some of the sugar rise, but I am still concerned. If anything, I thought Zonegran/Zonisamide would LOWER--not increase blood sugar. And yes, I am under "other stresses" that could be contributing I suppose. Still...nothing new... .
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    please inform whether zonisamide causes gum hypertrophy as a side effect so that our child can be given alternate drug in consultation with our neuro.
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    I currently take Topamax,lamictal and wellbutrin. I'm thinking of switching from Topamax to zonegran and I'm curious about the side effects. I do not have too much of a sex drive anymore and I would hate to make matters worse:(
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    May have a possible bladder or prostate infection. Need an antibiotic without side effects to Potiga. Thanks.
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    I have been taking Enbrel for 4 weeks now, (sureclick 50 twice weekly), and have noticed that the chest pains have become very severe the last two times about 8 hours after the injection. Last nights chest pains were so severe that I took Nitro and kept my phone by me to call 911. My question is simply is this normal or should I be concerned? I have notice no other side effects.

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  • Having more frequent daily headaches; 100 mg of zonisimide per day

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  • HAVE LOW BLOOD PRESSURE IN MOURNING 80/40----AS HIGH AS 200/101/ USUALLY ABOUT 170/85 IN EVENING

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I have OCD but after I started Zonegram 50mg bd 3 days ago, I have noticed my anxiety getting increasingly worse and I had a severe panic attack yesterday. The Zonegram has also decreased the severe paranoia I feel with the ketamine but it has introduced some memory loss. Otherwise I feel the best I have in years. Should I swap my antidepressant to help with the anxiety?

    I recently came off Gabapentin (1800 tds --> 1200bd --> tapering down to nothing) and noticed my baseline pain level rising, hence the starting of the Zonegran.

    How can I be sure the the positive side effects of the Zonegran are not going to disappear once I leave hospital and stop the ketamine and morphine? Basically is what I'm feeling just a reaction of the Zonegran and ketamine or will the Zonegran continue to work in my favour (minus the anxiety and memory loss) once I leave hospital?

    I am in hospital now, I have entered hospital for Multiple Sclerosis neuropathic pain and am on these drugs to treat neuropathic pain but suspect I may also have Crohn's Disease/ulcerative colitis/irritable bowel syndrome hence the Neuropathic Pain and Abdominal Pain.

    Reply

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