Vimpat

Active Ingredient(s): Lacosamide
FDA Approved: * October 28, 2008
Pharm Company: * SCHWARZ BIOSCIENCES
Category: Anticonvulsant

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Vimpat Overview

Lacosamide (INN, formerly known as erlosamide, harkeroside, SPM 927, or ADD 234037), is a medication for the adjunctive treatment of partial-onset seizures and diabetic neuropathic pain. It is marketed under the trade name Vimpat. Contents 1 Approvals and indications 2 Discovery 3 Mechanism of action and pharmacodynamics 4 Pharmacokinetics 4.1 Dosage 5 Preclinical trials 6 Clinical trials 6.1 Partial-onset seizures 6.2 Diabetic neuropathy 7 Treatment 8 Side-effects and tolerability ...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacosamide

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Withdrawal symptoms from vimpat

I started taking vimpat i think last June or July. Not too sure, the meds have messed with my mind big time. Stayed at 200 mg, kept having grand mal seizures so eventually got up to 600mg a day. Had double vision, couldn't walk, numbness, memory loss, acted like a zombie, slept a lot, and was depressed. So she took me down to 500mg, nothing changed. I took myself down to 300, 100 in the am and 200 at night. Double vision and loss of leg control seemed to go away but i still couldn't think straight and wasn't myself. I have taken myself completely off vimpat to try to have a life again before the seizure comes that kills me, but i feel very, very depressed, alone, scared and ultimately just want to die. I can't just go see a doctor though due to Medicaid cutting me off wh...

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Stopped vimpat due to swollen glands

My daughter has been on vimpat 15 months. She has swollen glands off and on. Last week her glands were the size of small plums! Her primary said it was not an infection as her neurologist suggested. The neuro said stop the vimpat but now she is very sluggish and sleepy all day, but her glades have gone down completely. Should she have stopped cold turkey? She says sees bright spots and feels disoriented. ## Hello Kanie, I am happy to hear that your daughters glands swelling has gone down and fortunately for you the National Institute of Health has deemed that Vimpat (lacosamide) is not a dependency forming drug. This means that it is alright for her to have stopped the drug without weening off of it. That brings me to my next point, if she is seeing bright spots and feeling disoriented ...

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how do you go off vimpat

Weaning off of vimpat from 100 mg twice daily to 100 once daily in the morning. I have explained to the dr. That it’s causing eye problems, hair loss, memory loss. I have not had a seizure in a year. Wanted to know the best way to wean off. My dr. Refuses to wean me off so I’m doing it myself. Until I can find another second opinion. ## It would be best not to stop taking it, instead it should be replaced with a different medication. There are others that you can try. The first one my husband was taking caused a severe personality change, so he had to switch to a different one, this new one has worked wonderfully for him for several years, now. While eye problems, hair loss, memory loss, mood changes, and weight gain can be normal side effects, according to FDA reports, the ...

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Vimpat how to wing off

my son just switched from levetraceta/Kepra to Vimpat. he uses 7.5 ml 2x daily once in the morning and one dose early evening . he has completed one week of this full dosage and i fill like it is causing more frequent little seizures . so i cut back his dose to one dose of 7.5 1st day his 2nd day to 5ml . he seems to be doing ok . he is 11yrs old. its the weekend so i cant get info from the doctor . has anyone out there gone through this ???? ## It would be best not to change his dosage, without his doctor's approval. If he stopped the Keppra abruptly to switch, that could cause some withdrawal effects, which may include seizures. It happened to my husband, when he first switch off of Keppra to a different medication and is generally nothing to worry about, unless they turn into ful...

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Is Vimpat available in Canada? Where?

cost for 1 month suppy in US is $350. Looking for lower cost way to obtain this med. Daughter just started after other meds proved miserable for her. thanks for any info or lead. ## i don't know but i have been in canada and u.s. with uk anyone with a lifelong illness like me get prescriptions free, it has been like that for a long time but the goverments there i honestly cannot remember. have u asked your doc.,? or a nurse who would b able to tell u. there is alot of change in government worldwide so keep asking. dandy ## Any medication from a foreign country would have to be prescribed there, in which case a person is allowed to bring a 3 month supply into the U.S., thus a visit to that country would be required every 3 months. The FDA lists this medication as possibly causing sid...

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ANYBODY TAKING VIMPAT?

I AM TAKING LAMICTAL 200MG TWICE DAY, KEPPRA 1500MG TWICE DAILY AND JUST ADDED VIMPAT TO MY OTHER TWO I AM TAKING. AND IF THIS ONE WORKS, THEY WILL TAKE ONE OF MY MEDICINES THAT I TAKING KNOW. ## Many typical antiepileptic drugs, like carbamazepine or lamotrigine, slow the recovery from inactivation and hence reduce the ability of neurons to fire action potentials. As inactivation only occurs in neurons firing action potentials, this means that drug that modulate fast inactivation selectively reduce the firing in active cells. ## I also wanted to make sure you know that Lamotrigine is a generic of Lamictal. ## I read your reply regarding lamictal; however, I do not understand your answer. Is it possible to give a simple yes or no if it is safe to take with depression related meds? ## Wh...

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does vimpat contain sulfa

does vimpat contain sulfa? ## My wife was just recently put on Vimpat. She is on Depacote ER and Vimpat is supose to be in addition to it. A piggy back med. She has broken out in hives with several other meds. She just asked me if it looks like she is breaking out again. She does have a couple small pimple like spots, but nothing like the other times. My question is, is Vimpat a Sulfa based med? Thank You for your help. ## Does company contain sulphide or similar? My daughter was prescribed pregabalin and had to be hospitalized with very adverse side effects. I am worried for her to start this med as it has similar effects to pregabalin. ## It shouldn't. I'll allergic to sulfa, and no issues with vimpat. She may be allergic to something else in it. ## There are differences betwe...

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Vimpat Interacting With Lamictal

Does anyone else take Vimpat along with Lamictal? I started having a severe side effect when I added Vimpat to help control my partial seizures. I would become extremely dizzy and it felt like my eyes were working independent of one another, like i was walking sideways. this effect made me have motion sickness so I would lay down with my eyes closed and it literally felt like a was spinning around and around and around, so that didnt help the nausea as you can imagine. this would last for about 2 hours, then slowly it would taper off till I felt normal again. When I mentioned it to my doctor, she said that there has any been any recorded interactions with the two medications. Has anyone else ever had this problem? ## There are no interactions listed, just as your doctor has stated, but ...

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Vimpat dosage going up, possibly making things worse

My boyfriend is on depakota ER, and Vimpat. Previously he was on gabapentin, which stopped working. So Vimpat replaced that. The first week, he was to take all 3 meds to wean himself off the gabapentin. The following 2 weeks, he was to continue the Vimpat 50mg, and after that go up to 100mg. It was a SAVING GRACE, as he was having multiple seizures a week, and om the days he wasnt, he was still having the burning headaches and such that come with his seizures. Once he started Vimpat 50mg twice a day, all of that stopped. Even the headaches, and burning. It's only been 3 weeks but, it's done tremendously in this short time. This week, he has went up to 100mg, and it's almost like it's made things worse. It's only been 3 days, but he has felt horribly bad (like before ...

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Reducing vimpat dosage

I have been on vimpat, 150 mg twice per day since October and felt like a zombie and always tired. My doc recently reduced vimpat to 100 mg twice per day. I felt better and seem to over due my activities because today I woke up totally exhausted and slept all day. Has anyone felt totally exhausted when reducing vimpat? If yes, how long does it last? ## Yes, that can be a normal withdrawal effect, when you stop a medication, or lower your dosage. You may also experience nausea, fever, chills, and pain. It may take several weeks for things to balance back out, if they don't, then you should consult your doctor. Is this the only medication you are currently taking? ## Yes, I am only on vimpat. For 15 years I was misdiagnosed as having MS and 6 months ago, after being hospitalised in an...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Lacosamide
  • Injection: 200mg/20ml
  • Solution: 10mg/ml, 200mg/20ml (10mg/ml)
  • Tablet: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Vimpat: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0131-1810 Vimpat 10 mg/ml Intravenous Injection by Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 0131-2470 Vimpat 2 Week Starter Kit by Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 0131-2477 Vimpat 50 mg Oral Tablet by Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 0131-2478 Vimpat 100 mg Oral Tablet by Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 0131-2479 Vimpat 150 mg Oral Tablet by Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 0131-2480 Vimpat 200 mg Oral Tablet by Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 0131-5410 Vimpat 10 mg/ml Oral Solution by Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • 54868-6077 Vimpat 50 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 70518-0257 Vimpat 100 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Lacosamide or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Vimpat Effectiveness
i'm female and 59. had epilepsy since birth. it disappeared when periods came but returned when 2nd baby was born. h... 18 replies
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vimpat
taking vimpat 800 mg ## Be careful with whatever medicine(s) you take because I have been on all of them while relying o... 5 replies
Vimpat how to wing off
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vimpat
this is to william who i can't click on to reply. he hasn't taken vimpat yet and wants to know more about it. ho... 3 replies
Vimpat and Leukemia
I was taking Vimpat in 2012 and 2013. I was recently diagnosed with Leukemia (CML). Has anyone been diagnosed with Leuke... 2 replies
Vimpat dosage going up, possibly making things worse
My boyfriend is on depakota ER, and Vimpat. Previously he was on gabapentin, which stopped working. So Vimpat replaced t... 1 reply
Vimpat dissolving
Hello, I have been on vimpat for a little over a year. No complaints. I take 200 mg twice a day. I am wondering how long... 1 reply
vimpat hearthburn and stomach issues
hi I've been on vimpat for 6 month no seizers since my problem is the stomach and heart burn that came along with it... 1 reply
VIMPAT and Shortness of Breath
Since being on Vimpat, I have gotten shortness of breath (SoB), when ever I do any exercise, walking 3 blocks required a... 1 reply






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