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Why is Banzel prescribed?
Rufinamide (Banzel) is prescribed in combination with other medications to treat seizures in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). It can be given to patients that are at least one year old and in adults.
What does it do?
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a type of epilepsy that occurs during childhood. It is a severe kind of epilepsy and the children have frequent and several kinds of seizures. They may also face challenges in learning, have developmental delays, and behavioral issues. Banzel belongs to a drug class called anticonvulsants. It works by reducing hyperactivity in the brain, which causes seizures.
How should I take it?
Banzel and its generic equivalents are currently available in 200mg tablets. The tablet should be taken with food and may be swallowed as a whole, divided into two parts, or crushed.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Banzel?
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical history, and any allergic reactions to Banzel or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Taking Banzel can reduce the efficacy of several methods of hormonal birth control. Consult your doctor for birth control methods that will be more effective for you.
Taking Banzel may cause drowsiness. Avoid doing activities that require your full attention such as driving or operating machinery until you feel it is safe to do so.
Taking Banzel may cause suicidal tendencies. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your mental status and ensure your family members or caregivers are aware of these changes.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
For the drug label information of Banzel, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Feeling sleepy
- Serious side effects include:
- Balance and coordination problems
- Breathing problems
- Bruising or bleeding
- Dark-colored urine
- Difficulties when walking
- Severe fatigue or weakness
- Severe muscle pain
- Trembling hands or feet
- Vision problems
- Worsening and more frequent seizures
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Banzel with any of the following medications:
- Levomethadyl acetate
- Sinemet Plus
- Sodium oxybate
- St. John’s wort
- Valproic acid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Banzel in a tight container in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Present data suggest that the use of Banzel in pregnant women has not established its developmental risks.
There is also limited data on the presence of Banzel in human milk or its effects on the breastfed infant. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Banzel in pregnant or breastfeeding women should be carefully considered.
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