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What Is Lacosamide Used For?

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.

Can Children or Teens Take This Drug?

Lacosamide is approved for use in people age 17 years old and older. It is not approved in younger adolescents and children, as it has not been adequately studied in these age groups. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using lacosamide in children.

Off-Label Uses of Lacosamide

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend lacosamide for something other than partial-onset seizures. Lacosamide is sometimes prescribed off-label for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic pain.
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