Epilepsy Drug Linked To Blood Disorder: FDA

Law360, New York (February 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The epilepsy drug zonisamide — marketed under the brand name Zonegran by Eisai Co. Ltd. and sold in generic form by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Mylan Inc., Novartis AG’s Sandoz unit and Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. — has come under fire by federal health regulators, who warned Monday the medication can cause a serious blood disorder known as metabolic acidosis in some patients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had made the determination following a review of updated clinical data related to zonisamide, which is...
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