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Who should use zonisamide?

Zonisamide is an epilepsy medicine that is used to control seizures. Zonisamide belongs to a group of drugs called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing unusual electrical activity in the brain. Use zonisamide only if you have seizures and your doctor thinks zonisamide is right for you. Children should not normally take zonisamide, but in some cases, a doctor may prescribe it.

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