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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

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* 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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Alarm

* 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 Anonymous in drugs.com on September 7, 2012 @ 12:00 am

It works for my daughter with minimal side effects. One thing though is after over a year of taking it seems to be losing some effectiveness. Trying Onfi with it now.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Thirst

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 10, 2012 @ 12:00 am

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...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting

Posted By JustMe in fdb.rxlist.com on August 17, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... 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...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 11, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Until Banzel, I was taking Ativan at least once every day. And the after effects left me really in a bad mood and sometimes aggressive. With Banzel, and my other seizure medicines, I haven't needed ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Laceration

Posted By cammysmom in fdb.rxlist.com on March 25, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... 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...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Rash

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am

My 6 year old son began this med (to address EEG abnormalities) with an increasing dosage schedule. He developed a bad rash that looked similar to this: http://www.soft-water-skin-care...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting

Posted By PAC MAN in fdb.rxlist.com on September 23, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... A LOW DOSE AND INCREASED PRETTY FAST OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS I WAS ALSO DECREASING ANOTHER SEIZURE MED AT THE TIME. BEFORE I COULD GET ON THE DOSEAGE I WAS TO TAKE I WAS GAGGING AND TRYING TO VOMIT....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 22, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I love it. It really works.

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...


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* 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.