Banzel (Rufinamide) Customer Reviews


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Rufinamide is administered in conjunction with other medications to effectively manage seizures. It is primarily utlized individuals diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a highly debilitating form of epilepsy that manifests in childhood and is characterized by various seizure types, behavioral disruptions, and developmental delays. Classified as an anticonvulsant, rufinamide exerts its therapeutic effects by mitigating abnormal neuronal hyperactivity within the brain.

Uses and Dosage

Rufinamide is available in tablet form for oral administration. Typically, it is ingested with food twice daily, ideally at consistent times each day. Rufinamide should be taken precisely as directed, without exceeding or reducing the dosage frequency as prescribed by your doctor.

The rufinamide tablets can be consumed whole, split in half along the score mark, or crushed. To determine the most suitable administration method for your specific situation, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Initiation of rufinamide treatment usually entails a low initial dose, which is then gradually increased, under the guidance of your healthcare professional.

While rufinamide may assist in managing your condition, it does not offer a cure. Continue taking rufinamide even if you feel well. Discontinuing the medication without consulting your doctor can result in the exacerbation of seizures. Should the need to stop rufinamide arise, your doctor will likely reduce the dosage gradually.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • sleepiness
  • headache
  • loss of coordination
  • difficulty walking
  • excessive movement or activity
  • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
  • uncontrollable movements of the eyes
  • difficulty paying attention
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • back pain
  • stomach pain

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • fever
  • rash
  • hives
  • itching
  • swelling of the face
  • decreased ability to respond to others
  • seizures
  • blurred or double vision
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • dark-colored urine
  • light-colored stool


Prior to initiating rufinamide treatment, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies you may have, including allergies to rufinamide itself or other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that can potentially trigger allergic reactions or other complications.

Before using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have a family history of a specific heart condition (known as QT shortening in the EKG), kidney disease, liver disease, or mental/mood disorders such as depression or thoughts of suicide.

This medication may induce dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, and it may also cause double vision. Consumption of alcohol or marijuana can intensify these effects, leading to increased dizziness or drowsiness. Engaging in activities that require alertness or clear vision, such as driving or operating machinery, should be avoided until you can safely perform them.

During pregnancy, the use of this medication should be considered only if the benefits clearly outweigh the potential risks. Have a discussion with your doctor regarding the risks and benefits associated with its use during pregnancy.

The passage of this medication into breast milk is currently unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding to evaluate the potential risks and benefits.

Form and Strength

Banzel is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Banzel scored film-coated tablet:

    • 200mg
    • 400mg


Can Banzel be cut in half?

Banzel tablets can be swallowed whole, cut in half or crushed.

Does Banzel cause weight loss?

Weight loss is not a typical side effect for adults, but it can sometimes happen to young children who are taking Banzel.



Additional information

Generic name:



Scored Film Coated Tablet


200mg, 400mg

Quantities Available:

60, 180

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