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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Zarontin Oral.

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Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
1/18/2011 7:56:15 PM

Reviewer: kaf101, 7-12 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My 9 1/2 yr old daughter has been taking zarontin for 2 years. She started at 5 ml twice per day. Now she is on 8 ml twice per day. Recently she has been complaining of a gassy upset stomach and has vivid dreams/nightmares and cannot sleep through the night. Her recent EEG's have shown some seizure activity, hence why her medicine has slowly increased. Looks like we will be making an unpl ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
11/22/2010 2:58:15 PM

Reviewer: 7-12 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My son was diagnosed with petit mal siezures in 4th grade (age 9). Once starting Zarontin he became seizure free. He had little to no side effects. He stayed on it for 4 yaers twice a day without ever having (to our or his knowledge) another siezure again. My wife was religious about his frequency and time of day (same always) for dosing. He completely outgrew the illness and has been siezure ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
10/20/2010 10:28:39 PM

Reviewer: Abby's Mom, 7-12 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Has worked well for my 6 yr. daughter however did notice moodswings as dosage was being adjusted up. She did get used to it though and follow up EEG looking better :)

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
10/15/2010 1:05:36 PM

Reviewer: Worried Mom, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My son is 9 has been on it since July. First dose 250 Mg in the morning & 250 Mg in the evening made a huge difference. But because he was still having a few dr. started to increase. With each increases he has had bad appetite, feeling hot, bad dreams, throwing up, cannot drink dairy anymore. Seizures have come back full force and now 1000 MG per day. We are winging off to a lower dose in ho ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
10/13/2010 11:33:56 PM

Reviewer: KellyZD, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My daughter has been on Zarontin since age 4 (she is almost 13 now). It has totally controlled her symptoms. Until recently, side effects were minimal -- very vivid dreaming/imagination, etc. I don't know what other patients with this disorder were told, but we were told this is the type of seizure you outgrow by puberty. My daughter entered puberty about a year ago. Now, the past couple ... Show Full Comment

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