Banzel (Rufinamide) is a prescription medication. This medication is used in combination with other medications to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). This condition is a severe form of childhood epilepsy that also causes developmental and behavior problems. Rufinamide belongs to the class of medications called anti-epileptics or anti-seizure medications. This medication works by acting on the sodium channels in the brain that carry excessive electrical charges that may cause seizures. Banzel is taken with food, usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King offers the brand Bazel from Canada and United Kingdom also called Inovelon manufactured by Eisai. There is no generic available for this medication. Banzel is available in the strength of 100 mg, 200 mg and 400 mg tablets. Our Canadian Pharmacy also carries Topamax
The common side effects of Bazel may include blurred or double vision, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, loss of coordination, nausea, tiredness, trouble walking and vomiting.
Inform your doctor right away if you notice any of the serious side effects such as:
• Behavior changes;
• Mental or mood problems;
• Suicidal thought or attempts
This is not the complete list of side effects, others may occur. Talk to your doctor if you have any futher concerns or questions.
You should not take Banzel if you are allergic to Rufinamide or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you are currently taking including OTC and herbal medications. Rufinamide may make you dizzy or drowsy. It may also blur your vision or cause double vision. Alcohol and marijuana may make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Limit alcoholic beverages. Banzel should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. This medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before you breast-feed a baby.
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