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Lacosamide is a prescription medication used primarily to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. It works by stabilizing electrical activity in the brain.


Treatment of partial-onset seizures in epilepsy


-The initial dose is typically 50 mg twice daily. -Dosage may be adjusted based on individual response and tolerability, up to a maximum of 400 mg per day. -Oral, maintenance dose of 200-400mg/day twice a day.


Hypersensitivity to lacosamide or any of its components

Special Precautions

-Use caution in patients with severe hepatic impairment -Avoid abrupt discontinuation to prevent withdrawal seizures -Regular monitoring of kidney function may be necessary -Paediatric: Safety in ed. -Pregnancy: Category C. -Lactation: Excreted in milk.

Side Effects

Inner ear damage, diarrhea, fatigue, gait disturbances and weakness, bruising, itching and skin laceration, headache, drowsiness, tremor, night blindness, balance disorder, memory loss and depression.

Drug Interactions

-May interact with other antiepileptic medications and drugs that affect cardiac conduction. -Consult a healthcare provider before combining with other medications or supplements.

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