Unimide’s mechanism of action
By closing sodium channels in the brain with a unique mechanism, it reduces abnormal brain activity and controls seizures.
Control and treatment of focal seizures in people over 4 years old
Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding
Pregnancy/breastfeeding: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Since the effect of lacosamide on pregnancy, the fetus and the newborn child has not been identified, the use of lacosamide is not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, the excretion of lacosamide in breast milk is not known. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor immediately. Do not stop treatment without consulting your doctor; Because it may increase attacks (seizures). Worsening of your illness can harm the baby.
Regarding the correct way to take the medicine, pay attention to these points:
Taking more than the recommended amount
If you take too much lacosamide, call your doctor immediately and avoid driving. You may experience the following:
dizziness, feeling sick (nausea) or sick (vomiting), seizure (seizures), heart rhythm problems such as slow, fast or irregular heartbeats, coma or low blood pressure with a fast heartbeat and sweating
If you forget to take the medicine one or more times:
If less than 6 hours have passed since the scheduled time of taking the dose, take it as soon as you remember.
If more than 6 hours have passed since the scheduled time of taking the dose, do not take the pill again, instead use lacosamide at the next time you normally take it.
Avoid doubling your medication to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking the medicine
Do not stop taking lacosamide without talking to your doctor, because your epilepsy may come back or get worse.
If your doctor decides to stop your treatment with lacosamide, he will teach you how to reduce the dose gradually.
If you have more questions about the use of this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking or have recently taken other medicines or may take them in the future.
In particular, if you are currently taking any of the following medicines that affect the heart, consult your doctor or pharmacist, as lacosamide can affect your heart. Medicines used in heart diseases including:
Drugs that increase the PR interval in the electrocardiogram (ECG), such as carbamazepine, alamotrigine, and pregabalin.
Medicines used to treat certain types of heart disorders or heart failure If any of these apply to you (or if you are not sure), talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lacosamide. Also, if you are taking any of the following medications, consult your doctor or pharmacist because they may increase or decrease the effect of alacozamide on your body.
Antifungal drugs such as fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, and the HIV treatment drug called ritonavir.
Drugs that treat bacterial infections such as clarithromycin or rifampicin. Herbal medicine used in the treatment of mild anxiety and depression called St. John’s wort. John’s wort
If any of the above apply to you (or if you are not sure), talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking lacosamide.
Consult your doctor before taking the medicine if:
You have thoughts of self-harm or suicide. A small number of people treated with antiepileptic drugs such as lacosamide have had thoughts of self-harm or suicide. If you have any of these thoughts, tell your doctor right away.
You have a heart problem that affects your heart rate, and you often have slow, fast, and irregular heartbeats, such as atrioventricular block, atrial fibrillation, and atrial flutter.
You have severe heart problems such as heart failure or heart attack. You often feel dizzy or faint. Lacosamide may make you feel dizzy. This may increase the risk of accidental injury or falls, so you should take care of yourself while you get used to the effects of this medicine. Lacosamide is contraindicated with alcohol.
If you are allergic to lacosamide or other components of this medicine, avoid taking this medicine.
Avoid taking this medicine if you have a heart rhythm problem such as second or third degree atrioventricular block.
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