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Zonisamide 50mg (100 Capsules)

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Description

Zonisamide is a capsule that treats seizures in dogs or cats caused by epilepsy or other seizure-inducing disorders. It can be prescribed as a lone therapy as well as with other medications to control seizures.

Key Benefits

  • Controls seizures
  • Minimal side effects in comparison to other medications that treat seizures
  • Sold per capsule

How It Works

The exact action in which Zonisamide for dogs and cats affects the body is unknown. However, Zonisamide is believed to block sodium channels in the brain, reducing nerve cell activity ensuring they don't fire irregularly. Zonisamide Capsules can also alter the calcium levels in the brain.

Indications

Zonisamide is indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy.

Directions

  • Consult with your veterinarian before administering Zonisamide to your pet.
  • Follow your veterinarian's exact instructions when administering Zonisamide to your pet
  • Zonisamide can be administered with or without food.
  • Always give the full capsule and do not break the capsule.

Tip: Be sure to administer the complete prescription unless told otherwise by your veterinarian to prevent relapse or the development of resistance to Zonisamide. Also, make sure your pet has enough water available when taking Zonisamide.

Zonisamide Capsules Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights Zonisamide is started at 2.5 mg/lb (5 mg/kg) twice daily. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the correct dosage.
Zonisamide Capsules Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Zonisamide is started at 2.5-5 mg/lb (5-10 mg/kg) twice daily. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the correct dosage.

Cautions:

Don't give to pets who are allergic to similar medication or to sulfa drugs (sulfonamides). Additionally, consult with your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease. Do not give to breeding, pregnant or lactating pets. Keep Zonisamide out of the reach of children.

Precautions:

Do not give Zonisamide to animals who are allergic to similar medications or to sulfonamides. If your pet has liver or kidney disease, use this medication with caution only as directed by your vet and only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Do not use in pregnant females as birth defects can occur in fetuses exposed to this medication.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

Possible Side Effects

Please contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any of the following reactions: drowsiness, incoordination, excitability and loss of appetite. Other side effects are possible. Your pet may also have an allergic reaction if he is hypersensitive to Zonisamide.

Storage:

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F, protected from light and in a dry place.

FAQ

Zonisamide for dogs and cats is a sulfonamide drug and shouldn't be used in patients that are allergic to sulfa drugs. Due to the risk of birth defects, it should also be avoided in pregnant, breeding, or lactating pets. Talk to your veterinarian to determine the accurate dosage for your pet. It is crucial to follow their exact instructions when administering Zonisamide to your pet. Do not stop giving Zonisamide suddenly and make sure to be consistent when giving your pet Zonisamide. Missed doses may trigger a seizure in your pet. Zonisamide Capsules can increase the level of acid in your pet's blood (metabolic acidosis). If left untreated, metabolic acidosis can cause brittle or soft bones (osteoporosis, osteomalacia, osteopenia) and kidney stones. Metabolic acidosis can occur with or without symptoms.
Consult with your veterinarian if your pet is older or has liver or kidney disease.
Zonisamide should be administered orally once or twice per day. Make sure the capsule is swallowed whole. Zonisamide can be taken with or without food. Consult with your veterinarian what the right dosage is for your pet.
One of the most common adverse reactions to Zonisamide is short-term sedation. Other side effects of Zonisamide may include loss of appetite, weight loss, and nausea. Long-term effects of the medication remain unknown.
Administer the next dose as soon as you remember. Never administer two doses of Zonisamide at once.
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
Do not give to pets that are breeding, pregnant or lactating, as it may cause birth defects. Also, do not give to pets that are hypersensitive to sulfonamides.
Zonisamide may interact with other medications. Talk to your veterinarian to determine whether Zonisamide will affect any other drugs your pet is receiving.

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