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Zonisamide 10 mg/ml To 100 mg/ml Oral Suspension

Bayview Pharmacy's Zonisamide Oral Suspension is a compounded medication designed to treat conditions such as Epilepsy, Migraine, Neuropathic Pain, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. The medication is available in a range of strengths from 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml, ensuring a suitable dosage for various patient needs.

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Formula Information

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Bayview Pharmacy is pleased to present a specialized compounding formulation of Zonisamide, available in strengths ranging from 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml Oral Suspension. This formulation is specifically designed to manage a range of neurological conditions, including Epilepsy, Migraine, Neuropathic Pain, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia.

Zonisamide is an anticonvulsant medication that functions by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is believed to be effective in managing these conditions by decreasing the frequency and severity of seizures, as well as reducing the intensity of migraine headaches. Furthermore, Zonisamide has demonstrated efficacy in treating Neuropathic Pain, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia by alleviating symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and mania.

This formulation is available in a variety of strengths, from 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml, allowing for personalized dosing and treatment. It is crucial to understand that this formulation should only be administered under the guidance of a healthcare professional, as it can lead to serious side effects if not taken as directed.

If you have any queries about this formulation or its application in treating Epilepsy, Migraine, Neuropathic Pain, Bipolar Disorder, or Schizophrenia, please do not hesitate to contact us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team is committed to assisting you in finding the most suitable treatment option tailored to your individual needs.

Drug Interactions

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This compounded formulation of Zonisamide, ranging from 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml in an Oral Suspension, is primarily used in the treatment of various neurological and psychiatric conditions such as Epilepsy, Migraine, Neuropathic Pain, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. Zonisamide, a sulfonamide anticonvulsant, functions by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is crucial to understand that Zonisamide does not cure these conditions but aids in managing their symptoms. It can be used independently or in conjunction with other medications.

Patients should be informed about the potential side effects of Zonisamide, which may include drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These side effects necessitate caution while driving or operating machinery. Zonisamide may also lead to an increase in suicidal thoughts or behavior, warranting close monitoring of the patient's mood and behavior. Additionally, Zonisamide may cause a rise in body temperature, so patients should avoid overheating or dehydration.

It is also important to be aware of potential drug interactions with Zonisamide. This medication may interact with other anticonvulsants, antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, and other medications. Therefore, patients should disclose all medications they are currently taking to their healthcare provider before starting Zonisamide.

Healthcare providers should be aware that Zonisamide may cause an increase in serum creatinine levels, indicating the need for monitoring renal function in patients taking this medication. Additionally, Zonisamide may cause a rise in serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels, necessitating regular monitoring of lipid levels in patients on this medication.

If you have any queries regarding this formulation of Zonisamide 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml Oral Suspension, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How Does it Work

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Zonisamide 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml Oral Suspension is a potent anticonvulsant medication, primarily used in the treatment of various neurological disorders. These include conditions such as epilepsy, migraine, neuropathic pain, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. The medication functions by reducing the activity of specific nerve cells in the brain, which in turn helps to decrease the frequency and intensity of seizures.

This formulation of Zonisamide is available in a liquid suspension form. This format is particularly beneficial for individuals who may have difficulty swallowing pills, offering a more convenient and easy-to-take alternative. The suspension can be consumed with or without food, and it is recommended to take it at the same time each day for maximum effectiveness.

It is crucial to adhere to the prescribed dosage provided by your healthcare provider. Any changes to the dosage or discontinuation of the medication should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional. It's worth noting that the full effects of the medication may not be evident immediately and may take several weeks to manifest.

Common side effects associated with Zonisamide include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and headache. If you experience any of these side effects or any other unusual symptoms, it is advised to contact your healthcare provider promptly. If you have any queries or concerns regarding Zonisamide 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml Oral Suspension, please do not hesitate to reach out for further information.

Other Uses

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This compounded formulation of Zonisamide, ranging from 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml in an Oral Suspension, is primarily used in the treatment of various neurological and psychiatric conditions. These include Epilepsy, Migraine, Neuropathic Pain, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. It has demonstrated efficacy in reducing the frequency of seizures in some epilepsy patients, often serving as a supplementary treatment alongside other antiepileptic medications.

Furthermore, this formulation has been beneficial in decreasing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, as well as in alleviating the intensity of neuropathic pain. It has also shown promise in managing symptoms associated with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, such as mood swings, irritability, and delusions.

While it is also used off-label for a variety of other conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, and depression, it is crucial to note that this formulation is not approved for use in children and should only be administered to adults. Close monitoring for any adverse effects is essential, and patients are advised to immediately contact their healthcare provider if any adverse effects occur.

It is important to remember that while this formulation can be highly effective, it should always be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional. If you have any questions or concerns about this formulation, please do not hesitate to contact your healthcare provider.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Zonisamide oral suspension?

Zonisamide oral suspension is a liquid dosage form of the medication Zonisamide. It involves one or more ingredients being uniformly dispersed throughout a liquid medium, creating a homogeneous mixture for administration.

What is the concentration of Zonisamide in this oral suspension?

The concentration of Zonisamide in this oral suspension can range from 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml.

How is Zonisamide oral suspension administered?

Zonisamide oral suspension is administered orally, as the name suggests. The exact dosage and frequency will be determined by a healthcare professional based on the patient's condition and response to treatment.

What is the purpose of the liquid medium in Zonisamide oral suspension?

The liquid medium in Zonisamide oral suspension serves as a vehicle to disperse the active ingredient, Zonisamide, uniformly. This ensures that each dose contains the correct amount of medication.

Is Zonisamide oral suspension a homogeneous mixture?

Yes, Zonisamide oral suspension is a homogeneous mixture. This means that the active ingredient is evenly distributed throughout the liquid medium, ensuring consistent dosing.

Can the concentration of Zonisamide in the suspension be adjusted?

Yes, the concentration of Zonisamide in the suspension can be adjusted within the range of 10 mg/ml to 100 mg/ml, depending on the patient's needs and the healthcare provider's instructions.

What is the benefit of using a suspension form of Zonisamide?

The suspension form of Zonisamide allows for easier administration, especially for those who have difficulty swallowing pills. It also allows for flexible dosing as the concentration can be adjusted.

Can Zonisamide oral suspension be used for children?

Zonisamide oral suspension can be used for children, but the dosage must be carefully adjusted according to their weight and the severity of their condition. Always consult a healthcare provider for appropriate dosing.

How should Zonisamide oral suspension be stored?

Zonisamide oral suspension should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Zonisamide oral suspension?

If you miss a dose of Zonisamide oral suspension, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

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Formulas and/or material listed are not to be interpreted as a promise, guarantee or claim of therapeutic efficacy or safety. The information contained herein is not intended to replace or substitute for conventional medical care, or encourage its abandonment. Every patient is unique, and formulas should be adjusted to meet their individual needs.

No compounded medications are reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy.
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