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Veterinarians prescribe Zonisamide as a single medication or in combination with other medication in order to control seizure disorders in dogs and cats.

What is Zonisamide? This is a capsule that is given in order to treat seizures that occur as a result of epilepsy and other causes. Some veterinarians prescribe it as a single medication or in conjunction with other medications in order to control seizures in dogs and cats.

What are the benefits of Zonisamide?
  • Can help to control seizures alone or in conjunction with other therapies.
  • Seizures may be controlled when this medication is given only once daily in cats.
  • Minimal side effects in comparison to other seizure medications.

Formulated for:dogs and cats.

How is this medication given?Zonisamide should be given exactly according to your veterinarians instructions. Make sure your pet has water available at all times while taking this medication. Zonisamide can be given with or without food. Capsule cannot be broken. Always give them whole. If you are unsure of how to use this medication correctly, always call your veterinarian.

How does this medication work? The exact mechanism of action is unknown but Zonisamide supposedly blocks sodium channels in the brain which decreases activity of nerve cells so they do not fire abnormally. Zonisamide may also alter calcium levels in the brain.

What results can I expect? Zonisamide usually takes about 2 to 4 hours to work to its maximum. If your pet is going to have side effects, you may be more aware of them during this time period. Half of this medication will be excreted from the body within Zonisamide 50 to 70 hours.

What form(s) does Zonisamide come in? This medication is available as an oral capsule.

Generic Name:Zonisamide(Common Drug Name)

Common Brand Name:Zonegran

Dose and Administration:Zonisamide should be given only as directed by your veterinarian. It can be given with or without food. This medication can make your pet thirsty so make sure your pet has water at all times. If you forget to give a dose, give it when you remember but never give two doses at once. Give this medication only to the pet it has been prescribed for.

b>Uses:Zonisamide is an anti-convulsant. It can be used to manage seizures by itself or along with other medications when used according to your veterinarians directions.

Possible Side Effects: Drowsiness, incoordination, excitability, and loss of appetite can occur in pets who take this medication. Other side effects are possible.

Your pet can have an allergic reaction if he/she is hypersensitive to Zonisamide.

Call your veterinarian without delay if your pet is acting sick or unusual while taking this medication.

Drug and Food Interactions: Carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and topiramate may interact with Zonisamide. Other drug interactions may occur. Always tell your veterinarian about all medications and supplements your pet is taking to make sure he/she can be given Zonisamide safely.

Precautions:Do not give Zonisamide to pets who are allergic to similar medications or to sulfonamides. If your pet has liver or kidney disease, use Zonisamide with caution only as directed by your veterinarian and only if the benefits outweigh the risks. This medication cannot be used in pregnant females because birth defects can occur in fetuses that are exposed to Zonisamide.

Storage:Zonisamide should be stored at room temperature out of reach from children, pets, and light.

A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Zonisamide.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Seizure free!

By UpstairsChef

from Ohio

About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

Pros

  • Stopped Seizures

Cons

  • Appetite Loss Moderate

Best Uses

  • Dogs

Comments about Zonisamide:

My dog was very wobbly when we first started this med. she had trouble balancing and walking with out getting dizzy or falling over. Been on this med for 6 months haven't had one episode of seizure since we started it - however my dog did lose her appetite quite moderately . Some days she turns her nose up at food even though I mix up her food with chicken or turkey or scrambled egg whites .

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good product, saved money compared to the vet.

By GLS

from Muskego, WI

About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

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      • Dogs

      Comments about Zonisamide:

      Same as the vet prescribed and save money.

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      5.0

      Life Saver

      By Maxwell's Mom

      from Killeen, TX

      About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

      Comments about Zonisamide:

      My dog started suffering from seizures at a pretty young age. For awhile he was able to pull himself out of them but over time he required a daily preventive (phenobarbital) and then valium when he would have one. Over time they increased in severity and time with several expensive trips to emergency clinics. They were absolutely heartbreaking and they were to the point where I really feared we were going to lose our precious baby to one. His vet put him on this medication and at first he still had two seizures, but they weren't as intense. After reviewing his blood work we were able to increase his dose and knock on wood we have just hit 21 months without a single seizure. Our dog was having seizures pretty consistently about every 4 weeks for several years. I truly do not believe we would still have him with us today without this medication.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It's worked, but

      By Critter Friend

      from Olympia, WA

      About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

      Comments about Zonisamide:

      When his previous meds stopped working his vet prescribed this for him. The first try was a disaster. His digestive system rebelled. I used CBD's to keep him out of seizure for a few more weeks and then we tried it again given with Pepsid. It worked! I could sleep through the night for the first time in 6 weeks and he was seizure free for the first time in 6 weeks.

      Once it reached it's most effective levels in his system it started messing with his digestive system again. We'll have to find something else very soon.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fast Delivery

      By Lucy German Shephard

      from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      About Me Long-Time Pet Owner

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          Comments about Zonisamide:

          so convenient to have my dogs meds shipped to our home.

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