What should I know about lacosamide before taking it?

Lacosamide has proven effective in treating epileptic seizures. However, before prescribing this drug for you, your doctor will need to know if you have any of the following health conditions:

  • liver or kidney disease
  • heart disease (i.e. heart failure or sick sinus syndrome)
  • dehydration
  • a history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • thoughts of suicide
  • attempted suicide by you or a close family member

If you are allergic to lacosamide or any other medications, dyes, foods, or preservatives, you must tell you doctor to avoid negative interactions. You may also experience following symptoms when taking lacosamide:

  • depression
  • mood/behavior changes
  • panic
  • anxiety
  • hyperactivity
  • restlessness
  • talkativeness
  • agitation
  • anger
  • aggression
  • impulsiveness

If they persist or worsen, tell your doctor.

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