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Rufinamide

Popular Brands: : Banzel, Rufinamide
Official FDA Reports1,092
Social Media Events9
Total Posts135
Avg. Review Score3.75/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Rufinamide
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Eisai Inc

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Banzel.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Rufinamide Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Rufinamide

Thirst

Super happy my daughter has gone from 100 plus seizures a month to under 10. So truly happy and thankful! No major side effects it does make her extremely thirsty and she can only drink room temperatu...


Source: comments/rufinamide/for-lennox-gastaut...

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Vomiting

... Banzel was added around March 2010. It is now August 2010. Once we got to the point of taking 1600mg/day, the effect was amazing. However, getting there was tough. Lots of vomiting . Now, as long...


Source: Banzel Oral : User Ratings covering us...

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Laceration

... for my daughter for the first 8 months. Prior to starting this med, she was having drop seizures almost daily & we had to make several trips to the ER for head injuries (lacerations) due to falls. W...


Source: Banzel Oral : User Ratings covering us...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By homonymous in forums.webmd.com on September 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I'll just copy your whole email and send it to you...I have left hemianopia for 2 years now and no one gets it either....things jump out of nowhere all the time...dizziness..banging into stuff I'm at ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By homonymous in forums.webmd.com on September 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

7 years ago? my stroke was 2 years ago with the same results Left homonymous hemianopia....spooky as hell but could have been worse, like paralysis etc You're the only person I've come across with thi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By ThoughtsBrainsNoggins?ref=nf in facebook.com on July 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

July 9 · Narrow-spectrum AEDs are designed for specific types of seizures. These are the most appropriate medications if seizures occur in one specific part of the brain on a regular basis. Carbama...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By TulsaOKCAP in facebook.com on June 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

June 8 at 8:42am · Read the post from a CannaMom that are refugees in Colorado and her review from the Dateline show. Follow Austin's AnswerAustin's AnswerRegarding the Dateline episode last night ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By matthewsfriends?ref=nf in facebook.com on May 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

May 29 · This amazing study shows that decreasing the number of anti epilepsy medications in drug resistant patients, leads to fewer (or no change) in seizures and less adverse side effects. Many ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By OurChildrenAreWarriors in facebook.com on May 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

May 6 · Wall post;Sara Elizabeth Brace‎Parents of Children who are Epilepsy WarriorsQuestion. the doctors want us to try a new medication for my son. We are not so sure. every Drug he has trie...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By AustinsAnswer in facebook.com on May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

May 1 · Edited · After having a FANTASTIC day yesterday - Austin had a grand mal seizure at 2am and another at 4am - we combated with .5mg THC drops in the gums, the seizures stopped and he went...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By stopcmv in facebook.com on April 14, 2015 @ 12:00 am

April 14 · Parent question: "If your child has seizures, what medications have you tried and which med(s) have worked for your child?"

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By AustinsAnswer in facebook.com on April 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

April 2 · We would like to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for your donations and support - for the kindness, prayers and messages. Austin is doing wonderful - his seizure average is great...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By EpilepsyFoundationofAmerica in facebook.com on March 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

March 9 · 7 out of 10 people living with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication. Learn about seizure and epilepsy medication at http://bit.ly/1FAu8oKWorld Health Organization (WHO)What...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.