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Maybe: This is not one of the side effects reported. However, if you feel this is happening, contact the doctor prescribing the medication. ...Read more
I'm on lamictal and zonegran for epilepsy. Random drug tests at work always show up positive for pcp. Why? I have never done drugs!
Technical answer: False positive blood tests are not unusual for many things. You should speak to the director of the laboratory doing these tests, asking whether lamictal, zonegran & whatever other meds you are taking could result in this "mis-identification"? Alternate testing procedures are often available to provide a clearer picture. Ask about this in your conversation. ...Read more
Probably: There are several adverse interactions that might occur. However, with careful monitoring by your doctor it it likely safe. ...Read more
Taking zonegran for migraines. Since it is not a trigger, can I have a drink or two every once in a while?
No: No. There are no significant interactions according to www. Epocrates. Com. ...Read more
I take Zonegran but not for seizures, I don't have a history of seizures, if I stop taking it without tapering am I still at risk for seizures?
Seizures can occur: Anybody who takes an epileptic medication for any length of time is at risk for rebound seizures if they simply cold turkey the medications. They should always be weaned off over time. ...Read more
I have being ttc for 4 months now. I'm 35 this june and on zonegran for jme. The past 2 months I was sure I was pregnant. But wasn't. What's going on?
Risperdal & seizure: Risperdal is associated with increased risk for seizures. This is a concern if you have an underlying seizure disorder, which is possible, as you take zonegran. If so, it will be important to have your psychiatrist and neurologist work closely together for your safety & stability. On healthtap, your doctors can communicate after your appointments & share labs confidentially/hippa compliant, & free. ...Read more
Can zonegran and keppra (levetiracetam) be dosed at the same time? Npo GT pt dosing pedialyte and also have to dose omeprazole which I know has a 1 hr before or 2
3 part question: Zonegran and Keppra (levetiracetam) can be used together. These drugs should be combined carefully, in a stepwise fashion. The second and third parts of your question are unintelligible. ...Read more
What treatment options are there for tietze syndrome? I'm currently on meloxican, zonegran & a muscle relaxer. I can't get the inflammation down.
Time: Costochondritis and tietze syndrome often improve w/ nsaids and avoidance of activities which aggravate the chest pain.If Mobic (meloxicam) is not helping your physician may want to try a different antiinflammatory.Orthopedists are sometimes asked to see pts. W/ rib pain. My experience is that this inflammatory pain almost always improves w/ time... Best of luck! ...Read more
Lately have tingling in fingers and some toes-mostly on right side of head in temporal area tingling feel. Side effect of Zonegran? See Neuro in 3 wk
Side effects: Even though that is not the one reported side effects, people do respond differently to medications. If the symptoms started after the start of the medicine it is possible. Keep up with your neuro appointment. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a 350mg Soma if daily I take. 4mg methergine, 150mg Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, 25mg metoprolol, 400mg zonegran? Took 100mg ultram2 hrs ago, not helping
W/ a med list that: Long, I wld hope that ur MD gave u very clear instructions re: which meds to take at which times. If u're unsure, Call ur MD. Do not take any meds in any combination other than as specifically recommended by ur MD. Most of the meds listed have CNS activity and, when taken in combination, may incr risk of CNS depression, incr risk of psychomotor impairment, decr seizure threshhold, & more Talk 2 MD ...Read more
Hostile, bitter, mood swings, rage, deep depression. On Trileptal for bipolar, tried everything else. Wondering about zonegran? Any recommendations for it?
Take a look at: Suzanne Somers's book "I'm too young for this." It's about perimenapause and may be a least part of the cause. It's not appropriate to blame everything on women's hormones but you age suggests this possibility. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Had severe burning/pain in neck/extremities. Neuro thought zonegran may be cause, weaning off, started neurontin, (gabapentin)burning gone. Common w/zonegran?
It can happen: One of the known side effects of zonisamide (Zonegran®) is "pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet." The important thing is that you've notified your neurologist and a medication change was made hat has relieved the burning. Further reading: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a603008.html ...Read more
I'm taking zonegran (start last year) & Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (started approx 6 yrs ago: try regulate periods). I recently notice hair thinning. Would be from yas?
As you have been taking these meds for 6 years, I wouldn't think that either of them have recently started to cause the hair thinning. Consider recent stress, diet changes, hair products/care, etc. If attention to these other considerations does not help, then consider speaking with a dermatologist. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) trazadone, keppra, plaquenil, zonegran, Claritin, vitamin B, airborne immune support, stratterra. Can I take these if pregnant? Which ones?
Using the general: Health education portion of HealthTap can't substitute for getting coordinated care with your obstetrician, psychiatrist and pharmacist. They need to examine the need for each of these and then balance the risks to use the medication with the risks if the medication is not used. This is not a simple task. ...Read more
My neurologist put me on methergine (methylergonovine) 0.2 mg twice daily and zonergran 200mg twice daily to prevent migraines. Why the methergine (methylergonovine)? I'm confused abt comb
Refractory migraines: Refractory migraines (not responding to usual treatment) can be debilitating. Methylergonovine (Methergine (methylergonovine)) prevents bleeding after giving birth. It is related to ergotamine, an old migraine med typically taken at migraine onset. There is recent evidence that that Methergine (methylergonovine) can be helpful for treatment of migraines also. There is evidence that Zonegran (zonisamide) can prevent migraines. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more