BANZEL oral suspension

  • BANZEL oral suspension is a liquid form of BANZEL
  • Orange-flavored and contains 40 mg/mL of the medicine
  • Contains carbohydrates, but does not contain lactose, gluten, or dyes
  • Before your loved one takes BANZEL oral suspension, it should be shaken well and taken with food
  • Remember to replace the cap securely after each use
  • Keep BANZEL oral suspension in an upright position and use it within 90 days of first opening the bottle

This formulation is an option for people who may prefer an oral suspension or have concerns about taking the medication in tablet form.

BANZEL tablets

  • BANZEL tablets are pills that come in 2 different strengths: 200 mg and 400 mg
  • BANZEL tablets can be taken whole
  • If the whole tablet is difficult for your loved one to swallow, they are made so you can cut them in half, or they can be crushed
  • They should be taken with food
  • Keep them in a dry place and protect them from moisture

Different dosing for children and adults

Depending on the age and weight of your loved one, there are different BANZEL dosing options for children and adults. Your doctor will start your loved one on a low dose of BANZEL and then increase the dose as their body gets used to it. Your doctor will continue to monitor and adjust the dosage based on the needs of your loved one.

Things to keep in mind when you talk to your doctor

Stopping treatment with BANZEL

As with all antiepileptic drugs, BANZEL should be withdrawn gradually. Be sure to talk to your doctor before stopping or starting any medicine.

Drug interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines your loved one takes, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Hormonal contraceptives

Using BANZEL at the same time as hormonal contraceptives may make the contraception less effective. If you’re taking BANZEL, it’s recommended that you use additional non-hormonal forms of contraception.