Zonegran Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • loss of muscle coordination
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • agitation
  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • decreased appetite
  • headache
  • nausea
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • a form of schizophrenia called simple schizophrenia
  • depression
  • bruising under the skin
  • kidney stones
  • a skin rash
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • double vision
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • a stuffy and runny nose
  • dry mouth
  • indigestion
  • constipation
  • difficulty concentrating
  • memory loss
  • mental status changes
  • difficulty sleeping
  • low energy
  • flu-like symptoms
  • taste impairment
  • weight loss
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • nervousness
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • intense abdominal pain
  • anxious feelings
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • high amount of ammonium in the blood
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • excess body acid
  • dehydration
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • suicidal thoughts
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • abnormal heart electrical signals
  • overgrowth of gums onto teeth
  • inflammation of the large intestine
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • blood coming from anus
  • liver tissue death
  • gallstones
  • inflammation of the gallbladder
  • decreased kidney function
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • decreased sweating
  • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • fever
  • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
  • apnea, a breathing interruption
  • trouble breathing
  • coughing up of blood
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder
  • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash
  • pancreatitis
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • an accidental injury
  • painful and involuntary movement of the eyes called oculogyric crisis
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • low blood sugar
  • pink eye
  • ringing in the ears
  • hearing loss
  • thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • throat irritation
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • enlarged breasts
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • itching
  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • joint pain
  • neck stiffness
  • muscle weakness
  • muscle pain
  • leg cramps
  • fainting
  • a distorted sense of smell called parosmia
  • abnormal manner of walking
  • visible water retention
  • small reddish-purplish pin-point sized spots on skin
  • aphasia, a loss of the ability to speak and understand language
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • difficulty swallowing
  • gas
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • generalized weakness
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise
  • increased creatine kinase levels
  • hyperesthesia, an increased nerve sensitivity
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