Lacosure 50mg Tablet
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Lacosure 50 MG Description
Lacosure Tablet is an anti-epileptic medication. It contains lacosamide as the active substance. Lacosure Tablet is used in the treatment of seizures. It works by stabilizing the electrical activity
of neuron cells in the brain. Take this medicine in the exact dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Before starting Lacosure Tablet, inform your doctor if you are pregnant/breastfeeding and about your complete medical history.
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Uses of Lacosure 50 MG
Lacosure Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention of seizures/fits in adults, adolescents and children aged 4 years and older.
Contraindications of Lacosure 50 MG
- If you are allergic to lacosamide or any ingredient of Lacosure Tablet.
- If you have a certain type of heartbeat problem called second or third-degree AV block.
Side effects of Lacosure 50 MG
- Vision blurred
Precautions and Warnings of Lacosure 50 MG
Can I take Lacosure 50mg Tablet during pregnancy?
There is limited information on the effect of Lacosure Tablet during pregnancy and hence should not be used in pregnant women. This medicine should only be used in pregnant women if recommended by the doctor after assessing the need and the risk.
Can I take Lacosure 50mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
Lacosure Tablet passes into human breast milk. It is recommended that breastfeeding should be discontinued during treatment with this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Lacosure 50mg Tablet?
Lacosure Tablet may cause dizziness or blurred vision. If you experience any such effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Lacosure 50mg Tablet?
There is limited information available on the interaction of alcohol with Lacosure Tablet. Ask your doctor for advice on alcohol intake along with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have thoughts of harming or killing yourself after taking this medicine.
- You have a heart problem that affects the beat of your heart and you often have a particularly slow, fast or irregular heartbeat (such as AV block, atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter).
- You have severe heart disease such as heart failure or have had a heart attack.
- You are often dizzy or fall over.
Mode of Action of Lacosure 50 MG
How Does It Work?
Lacosure Tablet works by inactivating the voltage-gated sodium channels and stabilizing the electrical activity of neuron cells in the brain. Therefore, it helps in controlling fits or seizures.
Directions for Use of Lacosure 50 MG
- Take Lacosure Tablet as a whole with sufficient water.
- Always take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
- Do not consume more than the prescribed dose.
- Do not discontinue the medicine on your own without consulting your doctor.
Interactions of Lacosure 50 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Lacosure Tablet works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Inform your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines that affect your heart like medicines to treat heart problems, medicines that can increase the PR interval on a scan of the heart (ECG or electrocardiogram) such as medicines for epilepsy or pain called carbamazepine, lamotrigine or pregabalin and medicines used to treat certain types of irregular heartbeat or heart failure....
- Particular care should be taken if you are taking medicines for fungal infections called fluconazole, itraconazole or ketoconazole, a medicine for HIV called ritonavir, medicines used to treat bacterial infections called clarithromycin or rifampicin or a herbal medicine used to treat mild anxiety and depression called St. John’s wort....
Storage and disposal of Lacosure 50 MG
- Store Lacosure Tablet in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Lacosure 50 MG
Symptoms of overdose of Lacosure Tablet include nausea, vomiting, dizziness and seizures. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital....
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of Lacosure Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one....
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is Lacosure Tablet used for?
A: Lacosure Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention of seizures/fits in adults, adolescents and children aged 4 years and older.
Q: Is Lacosure Tablet and lacosamide the same?
A: Yes, Lacosure Tablet and lacosamide are the same. Lacosure Tablet contains lacosamide as the active substance.
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