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   Posted 10/12/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have experience tapering off Zonegran?  I currently take 500 mg daily, and have read that it can be dangerous to taper off too quickly.  I have called my neurologist and am waiting to hear back.  On our last visit, we agreed to give it one more month, but unfortunately I am still having daily headaches.  I'm wondering if the Zonegran is maybe causing the headaches.  Anyone with a similar experience?

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 10/12/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Zonegran is an anti-epileptic which helps to calm the brain when it gets excited in epilepsy, this can also have a beneficial effect with headache as the brain can become excited with headache as well.

It is probably more serious for an epileptic to reduce this med too quick, and could bring your headaches on very strong if stopped too rapidly. Please wait for advice from your Neuro about any increase/decrease with any medication especially things like this.

take care

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