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Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository

Bayview Pharmacy's Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository is a solid dosage form designed for insertion into a body cavity, typically the rectum or vagina. Upon dissolution or melting, it releases Zonisamide, a medication used to treat various neurological conditions. These conditions include epilepsy, migraine, neuropathic pain, bipolar disorder, and cluster headache.

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Formula Information

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Bayview Pharmacy is pleased to present our compounded formulation of Zonisamide 25 mg in a suppository form. This formulation is designed to provide an effective treatment for various disease states, including seizures in adults and children over the age of 6, as well as certain types of neuropathic pain such as trigeminal neuralgia.

Zonisamide is a potent anticonvulsant medication that works by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The suppository form of this medication offers a convenient and direct method of administration, ensuring the medication is delivered right to the site of action. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who may have difficulty swallowing pills or for those who require a steady release of medication over time.

Our Zonisamide 25 mg suppository formulation is well-tolerated by most patients and carries a low risk of side effects. It is designed to dissolve or melt once inserted into a body cavity, typically the rectum or vagina, releasing the medication for local or systemic absorption. This method of delivery can provide a more consistent and controlled release of the medication, potentially improving its overall effectiveness.

We are committed to providing high-quality, effective treatments to our patients. If you have any questions or concerns about this Zonisamide 25 mg suppository formulation, or if you would like more information about its potential benefits and uses, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is always available to provide the support and guidance you need.

Drug Interactions

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Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository is a specialized formulation of an anticonvulsant medication primarily used in the management of seizures associated with certain types of epilepsy. This medication may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by a healthcare professional. The suppository form allows for the medication to be inserted into a body cavity, typically the rectum or vagina, where it dissolves or melts to release the medication for local or systemic absorption.

Patients with kidney or liver disease should use Zonisamide suppositories with caution due to potential complications. Similarly, individuals with a history of depression or suicidal thoughts should be closely monitored while on this medication, as it may exacerbate these conditions. It is crucial to communicate any changes in mood or behavior to your healthcare provider promptly.

Zonisamide may interact with a variety of other medications, including but not limited to antacids, antibiotics, and antifungals. Therefore, it is essential for patients to inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are currently taking. This includes over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. It is strongly advised not to take any additional medications while on Zonisamide without first consulting with a healthcare provider.

It is also important to note that patients should not discontinue Zonisamide abruptly without first consulting their healthcare provider. Sudden cessation can lead to withdrawal symptoms or a resurgence of seizure activity. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the use of Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository, please consult with your healthcare provider for further information and guidance.

How Does it Work

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Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository is a specialized medication designed to treat seizures associated with certain types of epilepsy. This medication functions by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that triggers seizures. The suppository form of zonisamide is designed for rectal insertion, where it is absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to the brain swiftly and effectively. This form of zonisamide is typically utilized when other forms of the medication are not well-tolerated or prove ineffective.

When using the Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository, it is crucial to adhere to the instructions provided by your healthcare provider. The suppository should be inserted into the rectum as directed by your doctor. It is essential to use the correct dosage and not to exceed the recommended dose. Consistency is key, so taking the medication at the same time each day ensures that the medication maintains its effectiveness.

It's important to be aware that Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository may cause side effects, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and drowsiness. If you experience any of these side effects, it is crucial to contact your healthcare provider immediately. Additionally, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is important to inform your doctor, as zonisamide may not be safe for use in these situations.

If you have any questions or concerns about Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository or its mechanism of action, don't hesitate to reach out. It's important to fully understand your medication to ensure that you are using it safely and effectively.

Other Uses

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This compounded formulation of Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository is a solid dosage form designed for insertion into a body cavity, typically the rectum or vagina. Once inserted, it dissolves or melts to release the medication for local or systemic absorption. It is primarily used to treat a variety of conditions including obesity, alcohol withdrawal, and Tourette's syndrome. Clinical studies have shown its effectiveness in reducing the severity of symptoms associated with these conditions.

Furthermore, this formulation of Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository may also be used in the treatment of certain types of seizures, such as myoclonic seizures, absence seizures, and tonic-clonic seizures. It has been found to be beneficial in reducing the frequency of seizures in individuals diagnosed with epilepsy. However, it is crucial to understand that this formulation should not be used to treat any condition other than those specifically listed without first consulting a healthcare professional.

Patients should also be aware that this formulation may cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. It is always recommended to discuss any concerns or questions about the use of this formulation with a healthcare provider. Please note that the information provided here is intended to be comprehensive, but it does not replace professional medical advice.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository?

A Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository is a solid dosage form of the medication Zonisamide. It is designed to be inserted into a body cavity, typically the rectum or vagina, where it dissolves or melts to release the medication for local or systemic absorption.

How does a Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository work?

Once the suppository is inserted into the body, it begins to dissolve or melt due to body heat. As it dissolves, the medication Zonisamide is released and absorbed into the body either locally or systemically, depending on the intended treatment.

What is Zonisamide used for?

Zonisamide is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is used to prevent and control seizures. It works by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

How should I use a Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository?

The suppository should be inserted into the rectum or vagina as directed by your healthcare provider. It is typically used once or twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

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

What are the potential side effects of a Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository?

Common side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination, or trouble concentrating. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Can I use a Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Zonisamide should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Can I drink alcohol while using a Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository?

Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.

What should I do in case of an overdose?

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call emergency services immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include severe drowsiness, loss of consciousness, or seizures.

Can I stop using Zonisamide 25 mg Suppository abruptly?

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Your seizures may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose should be gradually decreased.

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