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asked in category: General Last Updated: 24th May, 2020

What is the drug Vimpat used for?

Vimpat (lacosamide) is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. Vimpat is used together with other medications to treat partial-onset seizures in adults and children with epilepsy. Vimpat tablets and oral solution are for use in adults and children who are at least 4 years old.

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Keeping this in consideration, why is vimpat considered a narcotic?

VIMPAT is a federally controlled substance (CV) because it can be abused or lead to drug dependence. Never give your VIMPAT to anyone else, because it may harm them.

Likewise, is vimpat a good seizure medicine? VIMPAT injection is only for use in people 17 years and older. It is not known if VIMPAT is safe and effective in children under 4 years of age. VIMPAT may help reduce the number of partial-onset seizures you experience. VIMPAT may be the only seizure medicine you need to treat your partial-onset seizures.

People also ask, what are the side effects of Vimpat?

Common side effects of Vimpat include:

  • dizziness,
  • spinning sensation,
  • drowsiness,
  • blurred/double vision,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • tiredness,
  • loss of balance or coordination,

How quickly does Vimpat work?

A VIMPAT® may start to work for you after just 1 week, although it may take a little longer.

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