Is Vimpat Effective If Only Taken Once Daily?

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Tina Says:

I am new to Vimpat. I am currently titrating my dose up from 50mg twice a day...up to 150mg twice a day. My problem is that the evening dose of Vimpat causes terrible insomnia (and I already have chronic sleeping troubles), and it also causes vivid nightmares. I need to know if the medication will still work if I take both pills in the morning and none in the evening.



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Tina! How are you?

No, it wouldn't be a good idea, because it only works in the body for a certain period of time, which is why another dose needs to be taken later.

The insomnia and vivid dreaming side effects should wear off, after about 4 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. But if they are causing serious problems for you, then you should speak to your doctor as you may need to try a different medication.

Other side effects to Vimpat, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight gain.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Paddy55 Says:

How did you get on with this I'm having the same side effects. Week 3 on vimpat.

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