Zarontin is prescribed to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy.
Zarontin is prescribed for the treatment of petit mal epilepsy.
Zarontin works by stabilising electrical activity in the brain therefore reducing the likelihood of fits.
Zarontin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Blood disorders or disease;
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
- Suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempt a previous suicide attempt by you or a family member;
- An unusual or allergic reaction to Zarontin, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
Do not take Zarontin with any of the following drugs:
- Other seizure or epilepsy drugs;
Zarontin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Breathing problems;
- Fever, sore throat, swollen glands;
- Muscle aches and pain;
- Redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth;
- Unusual bleeding or bruising;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Worsening of mood, thoughts or actions of suicide or dying;
- Loss of appetite or weight loss;
- Nausea, vomiting;
- Stomach cramps;
Other Brand Names:
- Epileo Petit Mal;
- CNS depression including coma with respiratory depression.