Zonegran 100 mg
- Brand: Eisai
- Product Code: ES_ZG100
- Availability: In Stock
Contain the active ingredient : Zonisamide, which is a medicine that is used to treat epilepsy. It works by stabilising electrical activity in the brain.
The brain and nerves are made up of many nerve cells that communicate with each other through electrical signals. These signals must be carefully regulated for the brain and nerves to function properly. When abnormally rapid and repetitive electrical signals build up and spread through the brain, the brain becomes over-stimulated and normal function is disturbed. This can result in seizures or fits.
Zonisamide prevents epileptic fits by preventing the excessive electrical activity in the brain. It is not fully understood how zonisamide works, but it is thought to act on sodium and calcium channels found on the nerve cells in the brain. Sodium needs to move into the nerve cells for an electrical signal to build up and then be passed on to other nerve cells. Zonisamide may prevent sodium from entering the nerve cells when they begin to fire abnormally rapid and repetitive electrical signals. This helps stabilise the electrical activity in the brain and prevent the excessive seizure-causing signals from spreading through the brain.
Zonisamide may also affect the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA. Neurotransmitters are natural body chemicals that are stored in nerve cells. They are also involved in transmitting messages between the nerve cells. GABA is a neurotransmitter that acts as a natural 'nerve calming' agent. It helps keep the nerve activity in the brain in balance. Zonisamide may enhance the activity of GABA and so help calm the nerve activity in the brain.
Zonisamide is used to prevent partial seizures, and partial seizures that spread to secondary generalised seizures.
What is it used for?
It is used to treat partial seizures with or without secondary generalisation. It may be used on its own to treat adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy. It can also be added to existing treatment for adults and children aged six years and over whose current antiepileptic treatment is not fully controlling the seizures.
Size : 10 x10's = 100 tablets/ box