Please note, before you can choose the low cost generic option, please ask your doctor to add the generic drug to your prescription.
What is SIZLAC?
- SIZLAC contains lacosamide which belongs to a group of medicines called “antiepileptic medicines”
WARNING & PRECAUTIONS
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Talk to your doctor before taking SIZLAC if you:
- are allergic to lacosamide
- have severe heart disease such as heart failure or have had a heart attack
- It is not recommended to take SIZLAC if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, as the effects of SIZLAC on pregnancy or new-born child are not known
Tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines such as
- medicines to treat heart problems
- carbamazepine, lamotrigine or pregabalin, medicine used to treat epilepsy
- fluconazole, itraconazole or ketoconazole, medicine used to treat fungal infection
- clarithromycin or rifampicin, medicine used to treat bacterial infections
- John’s wort, medicine used to treat depression
- Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
- Take SIZLAC twice each day - once in the morning and once in the evening.
- Try to take it at about the same time each day.
- Swallow the SIZLAC tablet with a glass of water.
If you take more SIZLAC
- If you have taken more SIZLAC than you should, contact your doctor immediately
If you forget to take SIZLAC
- If you have missed a dose within the first 6 hours of the scheduled dose, take it as soon as you remember
- Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you stop taking SIZLAC
- Do not stop taking SIZLAC without talking to your doctor, as your epilepsy may come back again or become worse
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
- muscle incoordination
- feeling dizzy or sick (nausea)
- double vision (diplopia)
- uncontrollable movements of the eyes nystagmus
- irritability, trouble sleeping, depression;
- sleepiness, tiredness or weakness (asthenia)
- itching, rash.
- changes in behavior
- eating less than usual
- slow heart rate
- exaggerated feeling of wellbeing, seeing and/or hearing things which are not there;
- allergic reaction to medicine intake, hives
- blood tests may show abnormal liver function, liver injury
- thoughts of harming or killing yourself or attempting suicide: tell your doctor straight away;
- feeling angry or agitated
- abnormal thinking or losing touch with reality
- serious allergic reaction which causes swelling of the face, throat, hand, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- serious skin reaction which may cause a rash on the face, extended rash, swollen glands
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