What medications should not be taken with Vimpat?
VIMPAT should also be used with caution in patients on concomitant medications that affect cardiac conduction, including sodium channel blockers, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, potassium channel blockers, and medications that prolong the PR interval.
What is the most important information I should know about Vimpat?
What is the most important information I should know about VIMPAT? Do not stop taking VIMPAT without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping VIMPAT suddenly can cause serious problems.
Do you have to wean off Vimpat?
As with all AEDs, VIMPAT should be withdrawn gradually (over a minimum of 1 week) to minimize the potential of increased seizure frequency in patients with seizure disorders.
Does Vimpat affect your kidneys?
Lacosamide may cause a condition called drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), which is a serious allergic reaction affecting multiple body organs (eg, liver or kidney).
Can you take Vimpat and Keppra together?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between Keppra and Vimpat.
Is Vimpat the same as Keppra?
Are Keppra and Vimpat the Same Thing? Keppra (levetiracetam) and Vimpat (lacosamide) are anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) (anticonvulsants) often used in conjunction with other drugs to treat types of seizures in people with epilepsy.
Does Vimpat cause behavior problems?
VIMPAT may cause you to feel dizzy, have double vision, feel sleepy, or have problems with coordination and walking. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how VIMPAT affects you.
Is VIMPAT the same as Keppra?
How long does it take for VIMPAT to leave your system?
It takes about 13 hours for the amount of medicine in the bloodstream to fall by at least 50%. This means that the medicine should be taken twice a day, about 12 hours apart. Lacosamide is broken down in the liver. The kidneys clear the medicine from the body.
Can Vimpat cause liver damage?
See “What is the most important information I should know about VIMPAT?” VIMPAT may cause other serious side effects including: A serious allergic reaction that may affect your skin or other parts of your body such as your liver or blood cells.
Are Keppra and Vimpat the same?
Can Vimpat make seizures worse?
To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Seizures may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.