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Lacosamide

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • Lacosamide comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
     
  • This medication can be taken with or without food.
     
  • Lacosamide also comes in an injection form that can be administered intravenously (by IV) for use in short-term situations when oral medications cannot be taken.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Lacosamide will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • As with other seizure medications, do not stop taking lacosamide without your healthcare provider's approval.
     

Is There a Generic Version of Lacosamide?

Currently, lacosamide is not available in generic form.
 
(Click Generic Vimpat for more information.)
 

Who Makes This Medication?

Lacosamide is made by UCB, Inc.
 

Strengths Available

Lacosamide tablets come in the following strengths:
 
  • Lacosamide 50 mg
  • Lacosamide 100 mg
  • Lacosamide 150 mg
  • Lacosamide 200 mg.
     
Lacosamide 200 mg per 20 mL injection (for use in an IV) is also available.
 
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