LACOSAMIDE - Watsons Health

LACOSAMIDE

Lacosamide belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsant, which works by slowing abnormal nerve impulses in the brain.

Lacosamide, along with other medications, is used to control certain types of seizures.

Do not use Lacosamide if:

  • You are allergic to any ingredient in Lacosamide
  • You have severe liver problems

If any of these apply to you, contact your doctor or health care provider right away.

Common side effects of this drug include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurred Or Double Vision
  • Uncontrollable Eye Movements
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Uncontrollable Shaking Of A Part Of The Body
  • Problems With Coordination, Balance, Or Walking
  • Weakness
  • Itching

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • Fast Or Pounding Heartbeat Or Pulse
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Fainting
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Tiredness
  • Yellowing Of The Skin Or Eyes
  • Dark Urine

Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

Precautions

Before taking Lacosamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as propylene glycol), which can trigger allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:

  • Heart Problems (Such As Chest Pain, Sick Sinus Syndrome, Heart Failure, AV Block, Irregular Heartbeat)
  • Liver Problems
  • Kidney Problems (Including Dialysis Treatment)
  • Mental/Mood Problems (Such As Depression, Psychosis)

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may interfere with how your medication works. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with Lacosamide.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products such as:

  • Products That Cause Drowsiness Including Alcohol, Antihistamines (Such As Cetirizine, Diphenhydramine)
  • Drugs For Sleep Or Anxiety (Such As Alprazolam, Diazepam, Zolpidem)
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Narcotic Pain Relievers (Such As Codeine)

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing. Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • Severe Nausea/Vomiting
  • Difficulty Waking Up
  • Confusion
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • Very Slow Breathing

 

Available brand:

  • Vimpat

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