Lacopsy 100mg Tablet 10'S

Epilepsy/Convulsion Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET contains Lacosamide which belongs to the group of medicines called Antiepileptics. It is used as an adjunctive treatment of partial onset seizures in patients above 17 years of age.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder of the central nervous system in which the brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of awareness.

Before taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have or ever had a certain type of heartbeat problem called second or third-degree AV block.

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET is not recommended to use among women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and disease condition. Consult your doctor before taking.

The most common side effects of taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET are headache, dizziness, nausea and double vision. Contact your doctor if any of the above symptoms worsen.

USES OF LACOPSY 100MG TABLET

  • Used as an adjunctive treatment of partial onset seizures in patients above 17 years of age

HOW LACOPSY 100MG TABLET WORKS

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET works slowly by inactivating the sodium gated channels, which decreases the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain and controls seizures or fits.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take LACOPSY 100MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF LACOPSY 100MG TABLET

COMMON

  • headache
  • nausea
  • double or blurred vision
  • myoclonic seizures (short jerks of a muscle or group of muscles)
  • difficulties in coordinating movements or walking
  • problems in keeping balance, tremors (shaking), tingling (paresthesia) or muscle spasms, falling easily and getting bruises
  • troubles with memory, confusion
  • rapid and uncontrollable movements of the eyes (nystagmus)
  • vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, indigestion, excessive gas in the stomach or bowel, diarrhea
  • reduced sensitivity or feeling, difficulty in articulating words, disturbance in attention
  • noise in the ear such as buzzing, ringing or whistling
  • irritability, trouble sleeping, depression
  • sleepiness, tiredness or weakness (asthenia)
  • itching, rash
  • runny nose, fever, sore throat, eating less than usual (in children)

UNCOMMON

  • hallucinations
  • blood tests might show abnormal liver function, liver injury
  • self-harming thoughts
  • abnormal thinking or losing touch with reality
  • swelling of the face, throat, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs and hives
  • fainting
  • feeling sleepy or lacking in energy (lethargy)

RARE

Stop taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • symptoms of abnormal heartbeat (such as rapid, irregular or slow heartbeat, palpitations, shortness of breath, feeling lightheaded, fainting)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or Vomiting:

Take this medicine with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil-rich or spicy foods.

Diarrhea:

Drink a lot of fluids such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered clearly necessary. Consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET is generally not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it may pass through the breast milk. Consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or blurred vision after taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET. Consult your doctor for advice.

KIDNEY

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take LACOPSY 100MG TABLET if you are allergic to Lacosamide or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with second or third-degree AV block and LACOPSY 100MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients who had heart disease like AV block, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart failure or heart attack. Consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have:

  • self-harming thoughts
  • often dizzy or fall over

Use in pediatrics:

Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age, body weight and health condition. Consult your doctor before taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET.

Use in geriatrics:

LACOPSY 100MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years and above). Consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • medicines used to treat heart problems
  • medicines used to treat epilepsy or pain (Ex. carbamazepine, lamotrigine or pregabalin)
  • medicines used for fungal infections (Ex. fluconazole, itraconazole or ketoconazole)
  • medicine used to treat HIV (Ex. ritonavir)
  • medicines used to treat bacterial infections (Ex. clarithromycin or rifampicin)
  • herbal medicine used to treat mild anxiety and depression (Ex. St. John’s wort)

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of LACOPSY 100MG TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fits (seizures), heartbeat problems such as a slow, fast or irregular heartbeat or a fall in blood pressure with rapid heartbeat and sweating.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Lacosamide
Pharmacological Category :   Antiepileptics
Therapeutic Indication :   Epilepsy
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Injection, Syrup

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep LACOPSY 100MG TABLET out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT LACOPSY 100MG TABLET

Can I take LACOPSY 100MG TABLET along with antifungals?

No. Antifungals are not recommended to use along with LACOPSY 100MG TABLET as it causes drug-drug interaction. Consult your doctor before taking it.

Is it safe to drive if I am taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET?

Be careful while driving or operating heavy machinery because LACOPSY 100MG TABLET may cause dizziness or drowsiness and blurred vision. These side effects can also be observed if the dose is increased. Consult your doctor before taking it.

When can I seek medical emergency while taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET?

Stop taking LACOPSY 100MG TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience a new type of seizure or worsening of existing seizures and symptoms of abnormal heartbeat (such as slow, rapid or irregular heartbeat, palpitations, shortness of breath, feeling lightheaded, fainting). Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

What should I do if I forget a dose of LACOPSY 100MG TABLET?

If you miss a dose of LACOPSY 100MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you have forgotten to take the dose for more than 6 hours of the scheduled time then skip the dose and take the next one as scheduled. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

Is there any special storage condition for LACOPSY 100MG TABLET?

No. There is no special storage condition for [GBNNKEYWORD]. It can be stored at room temperature in a dry and cool place and reach out to children.

How to take LACOPSY 100MG TABLET?

Take LACOPSY 100MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water with or without food. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

REFERENCES

1. Misty D. Smith, Cameron S. Metcalf and Karen S. Wilcox. Pharmacotherapy of the Epilepsies. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics. 13th Edition. New York McGraw Hill Medical 2018 Page – 303-326.

2. Liyan Hou, Bingjie Peng, Defu Zhang, Jingjing Yang, Ying Wang, Li Tong, Sheng Li, Qingshan Wang and Jie Zhao. Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Lacosamide as an Adjunctive Treatment in Adults with Refractory Epilepsy. Frontiers in neurology. December 2021 [Accessed on 21st May] https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2021.712717/full

3. Jon Allard, William Henley, Brendan Mclean, Sunil Ram, Manny Bagary, Rohit Shankar. Lacosamide in the general population and in people with intellectual disability: Similar responses. European Journal of Epilepsy. March 2020. [Accessed on 21st May] https://www.seizure-journal.com/article/S1059-1311(20)30054-6/fulltext

4. G. L. Krauss. Lacosamide for the treatment of epilepsy. Taylor and Francis online. June 2011 [Accessed on 21st May] https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/07853890.2011.603700

5. UCB Pharma Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in December 2021] [Accessed on 21st May] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2282.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    LACOSAMIDE 100MG
    Hsn Code
    30049082
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Lacopsy 100mg Tablet 10'S

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