Story 21 Zarontin for seizures

A reader in Fergus Ontario writes:

“My daughter requires a couple of anti-convulsant medications to control her partial complex seizures.  This is particularly important as she is in a high-stress teaching position.

One of these drugs is Zarontin which she needs to take in capsule form because the liquid form upsets her stomach.

She has been unable to obtain the capsules for months, which has resulted in her eliminating Zarontin entirely.  This has resulted in an increased seizure frequency.

No one seems to understand why there is a shortage of Zarontin capsules or what can be done about it.

Do you have any information on this that we can use to help her remedy this problem?”


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