LACOSAM 150mg Tablet 10's


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Lacosamide 150mg
By Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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Drug Information for LACOSAM 150mg Tablet 10's

What is LACOSAM 150mg Tablet used for?

LACOSAM 150mg Tablet is used for the treatment of partial onset seizures and refractory seizure disorders.

LACOSAM 150mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LACOSAM 150mg Tablet work?

LACOSAM 150mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-convulsants. It acts by binding to a type of phosphoprotein, primarily present in the nervous system and slows down the abnormal nerve impulses in the brain. Thus, it exhibits anticonvulsant action.

How to use LACOSAM 150mg Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use LACOSAM 150mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.
  • LACOSAM 150mg Tablet injection should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of LACOSAM 150mg Tablet, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with LACOSAM 150mg Tablet?

Drugs that interact with LACOSAM 150mg Tablet include the following:

  • Alectinib
  • Atazanavir
  • Brigatinib
  • Carvedilol
  • Chloroquine
  • Dolasetron
  • Donepezil
  • Fingolimod
  • Flibanserin
  • Isradipine
  • Lidocaine
  • Nifedipine
  • Saquinavir
  • Sodium oxybate

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of LACOSAM 150mg Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of LACOSAM 150mg Tablet:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Weight gain
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Lack of coordination
  • Weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Tremor

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions LACOSAM 150mg Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LACOSAM 150mg Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on LACOSAM 150mg Tablet.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of LACOSAM 150mg Tablet.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid LACOSAM 150mg Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Be cautious while using LACOSAM 150mg Tablet if you have any kidney impairment.

What should you tell  your doctor before using  LACOSAM 150mg Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of irregular heart beat, heart problems, mental or mood problems, diabetes, nerve, liver or kidney problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about LACOSAM 150mg Tablet

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  1. Is it safe to use LACOSAM 150mg Tablet to my 10-year-old child?
  2. No. LACOSAM 150mg Tablet should not be used for children below 17 years of age, as the safety and effectiveness of the drug has not been yet established.

  3. How should LACOSAM 150mg Tablet tablet be stored?
  4. Store the drug at room temperature (25 – 30OC) and avoid exposure to sunlight and moisture.

  5. What are the other formulations available for LACOSAM 150mg Tablet?
  6. LACOSAM 150mg Tablet medicine is available in tablet and injection dosage forms.

  7. How long can I take LACOSAM 150mg Tablet tablet?
  8. LACOSAM 150mg Tablet tablet should be taken till the course is completed. Abrupt discontinuation of the medicine may lead to recurrence of the disease.

  9. Is it safe to alter the dose of LACOSAM 150mg Tablet?
  10. No. Do not alter the dose of LACOSAM 150mg Tablet medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any problem with the dose.

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