What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat seizures.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Loss of strength and energy
• Blurred vision
• Dry mouth
• Sweating a lot.
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Depression like thoughts of suicide, anxiety, emotional instability, agitation, irritability, panic attacks, mood changes, behavioral changes, or confusion
• Liver problems like dark urine, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, abdominal pain, light-colored stools, vomiting, or yellow skin.
• Change in balance
• Trouble with memory
• Severe dizziness
• Passing out
• Slow heartbeat
• Fast heartbeat
• Abnormal heartbeat
• Double vision
• Shortness of breath
• Swollen glands
• Chest pain
• Burning or numbness feeling
• Involuntary eye movements
• Unable to pass urine
• Change in amount of urine passed
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
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Medication Safety Issues
Lacosamide may be confused with zonisamide
Vimpat may be confused with Venofer, Vfend, Vimovo
Storage and Stability
Injection: Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). Do not freeze. Stable when mixed with compatible diluents (NS, LR, D5W) for up to 4 hours at room temperature; extended storage information for prepared solution at room temperature may be available; contact product manufacturer to obtain current recommendations. Discard any unused portion.
Oral solution, tablets: Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions are permitted between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F). Do not freeze oral solution. Discard any unused portion of oral solution after 7 weeks.
Cardiovascular: Palpitations, syncope
Central nervous system: Abnormal gait, ataxia, cerebellar syndrome, cognitive dysfunction, confusion, depression, disturbance in attention, dizziness, drowsiness, dysarthria, equilibrium disturbance, falling, fatigue, headache, hypoesthesia, intoxicated feeling, irritability, mood changes, paresthesia, suicidal ideation, suicidal tendencies, vertigo
Gastrointestinal: Constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea, oral hypoesthesia, vomiting, xerostomia
Hematologic & oncologic: Anemia, bruise, neutropenia
Local: Local irritation (IV), pain at injection site (IV)
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Asthenia, muscle spasm, tremor
Ophthalmic: Blurred vision, diplopia, nystagmus
Miscellaneous: Fever, laceration
Rare but important or life-threatening: Abnormal hepatic function tests, acute psychosis, aggressive behavior, agitation, agranulocytosis, angioedema, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrioventricular block, bradycardia, cardiac arrhythmia, DRESS syndrome, erythema at injection site, euphoria, first degree atrioventricular block, hallucination, hepatitis, increased serum alanine aminotransferase, insomnia, nephritis, prolongation P-R interval on ECG, seizure, skin rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, urticaria, ventricular tachyarrhythmia