Banzel Oral Tablet 200Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Banzel: Oral tablet (200mg)

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Banzel 200mg Tab
Eisai Inc
Pill Identification: E 262 

What is this Medicine?

RUFINAMIDE (roo FIN a mide) is used to control seizures caused by a certain type of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Banzel: Oral tablet(200mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Banzel 200mg Tablet

NDC: 628560582
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Partial Seizures

Storage Information
Protect from moisture
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Banzel 200mg Tablet
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Eisai Inc
Pill Identification: E 262 
Shape: oblong
Color: pink

Reported Side Effects for Banzel 200mg Tablet

Heart Block Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Painful Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Inceased Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Stones Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bundle-branch Block Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Causing To Be Hungry Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.7-19.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
3.0-12.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
3.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Double Vision Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
4.0-5.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
5.0-24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blurred Vision Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
7.0-12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weight Loss Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
9.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
11.0-24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
16.0-27.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Banzel 200mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Banzel 200mg Tablet(Rufinamide)
Alcohol and Rufinamide(Rufinamide)
Alcohol can affect seizure control and may increase the risk of serious side effects from Rufinamide; therefore, use of alcohol is not recommended. Decreased alertness, drowsiness, falls, or other side effects may occur. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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