What is rufinamide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Banzel


Rufinamide is an anticonvulsant used as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of generalized seizures of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with rufinamide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Headaches 2
Blindness 1
Color blindness 1
Dizziness 1
Nausea 1

Why patients stopped taking rufinamide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking rufinamide


Stopped taking rufinamide

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking rufinamide after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Divalproex sodium (Depakote) 1
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for rufinamide

Oct 27, 2010 (Started Sep 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The first 2 weeks taking medication no seizures. After that went back to 1 to o2 seizures per week. I've gained painful seizures seems to develop about a day before a seizure, but not always.
Side effects: headaches, daytime sleepiness

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