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Lacosamide

Drug Interactions

Lacosamide can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Lacosamide).
 

Overdose Information on Lacosamide

It is not clear what exactly to expect from an overdose of this medication. If you happen to overdose on lacosamide, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Vimpat Overdose for more information.)
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you forget to take your dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of the medication.
 

How Does It Work?

Seizures are the result of brief changes in how the brain's electrical system works. It is not known exactly how lacosamide works for treating seizures. Studies suggest that it may work by affecting sodium channels in the brain, preventing the abnormal activity from "firing" and spreading to other parts of the brain. This action helps control seizures.
 

Clinical Effects of Lacosamide

This medication has been thoroughly evaluated in clinical studies. These studies evaluated lacosamide in people with partial-onset seizures whose seizures were not adequately controlled with their current medications. In one study, adding lacosamide significantly reduced seizure frequency by up to 40 percent, compared to only 10 percent in those people who were given a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients) in addition to their regular seizure medications.
 
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