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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
7/21/2009 2:31:20 AM

Reviewer: lindsaymabon, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
for years i have been taking Zarontin (capsules) and then all of a sudden i was given the syrup which i was not happy with so i wrote to the company and complain but then was told they couldnt do it anymore so i had no choice so i carry on with the syrup yesterday i went to the dentist and he was shocked same as i was too but i had a feeling it would happened and i was right all along i had to h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
5/5/2009 5:29:13 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My 7 year old took this and it controlled the seizures. However, she experienced vivid hallucinations and sleeplessness. We couldn't get her off of it fast enough.

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
1/31/2009 8:53:36 PM

Reviewer: mariasmom, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
While I really struggled with the decision to put my 9-year-old daughter on any type of medication when she was diagnosed with absence seizures, I am absolutely certain my doctor was spot on by prescribing the Zarontin. I have seen zero seizures in the 5 weeks she has been taking it and her confidence and grades have improved dramatically.

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
5/10/2008 10:07:11 AM

Reviewer: MomOfTwo, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My 8 year old dsughter uses this for Petit Mal Seizures - it works great and is easy to take, we tried other meds and this one was the right one for us. She has been seizure free for more than 6 months:)

Condition: Petit Mal Seizures
4/10/2008 11:17:12 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am using this in my 6 year old daughter. It has helped greatly and I agree that it is easy to use.

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