Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called antiepileptics.

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is a sodium channel inactivator.

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is used as an adjunctive treatment of focal seizures.

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S can be taken with or without meals. 

A strip of Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S containing 14 tablets is packaged in a box and sold.

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Type

Tablet

Feature

150mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Lacosamide

Composition

Lacosamide 150 mg

Brand

Atco Lab Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is used to avoid and control partial-onset seizures. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S works by decreasing the spread of seizure activity in the brain. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S comes in tablet, syrup, and injection form. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is combined with other medications to treat tonic-clonic (involve whole-body) seizures. {{PRODUCT}} is not recommended in individuals below the age of 16.

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S should be used with caution in patients with cardiac history as it may cause heart block, coronary artery disease, and fibrillations. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S causes adverse effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, nausea, and vomiting. 

Indications

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is indicated in the following conditions:

  •         Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

  •         Complex Partial Seizures

  •         Generalized Seizures or Bilateral Tonic-Clonic Seizures

  •         Simple Partial Seizure

 HOW DOES Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S WORK?

The Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S selectively enhances the slow inactivation of voltage-gated sodium channels, which results in stabilization of hyperexcitable neuronal membranes and causes inhibition of repetitive neuronal firing. This helps in controlling seizures.

 HOW TO USE Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S?

The dosage of Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To lower the chances of side effects doctors may start dosage from a lower dose and increase gradually. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S works best when it is kept at a constant level in the body and is taken at evenly spaced times. Do not stop taking Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S abruptly as it may worsen the seizures.

 – Take Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S via mouth with or without food usually twice a day.

–  While using the liquid form of the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. It is not recommended to use a household spoon because you may not get the required dosage.

 Dosage

For partial-onset seizures Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S can be given with either oral or intravenous administration.

  •   The primary dose should be 50mg twice daily (100mg per day). Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S can be increased at weekly intervals by 100mg/day given as two divided doses up to the recommended maintenance dose of 200 to 400 mg/day, according to the patient’s tolerance and response.

SWITCHING FROM ORAL TO INTRAVENOUS DOSING

When switching from oral Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S the initial total daily intravenous dosage of Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S should be equivalent to the total daily dosage and frequency of oral Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S and should be given IV over 30 to 60 minutes.

 SWITCHING FROM INTRAVENOUS TO ORAL DOSING

At the end of the intravenous treatment period, the patient may be switched to oral Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S administration at the equivalent daily dosage and frequency of the intravenous administration.

 PATIENTS WITH RENAL IMPAIRMENT

No dose adjustment is necessary for patients with mild to moderate renal impairment. A maximum dose of 300mg/day of Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is recommended for patients with severe renal impairment.

PATIENTS WITH HEPATIC IMPAIRMENT

The dose calculation should be done with caution in patients with hepatic impairment. A maximum dose of 300mg/day is recommended for patients with mild or moderate hepatic impairment. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

Pregnancy And Lactation

There are no satisfactory and well-controlled studies about the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S in pregnant women. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit validates the possible risk to the fetus.

Lactating Mothers: It is not known whether Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is excreted in human milk. Some reports suggest that it is. Consult a doctor before using.  

CONTRAINDICATIONS

The Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is contraindicated in various conditions. Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Liver problems
  •  Chronic kidney disease
  •  Pregnancy

 Precautions

Before starting the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S tell your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S

  • Have other allergies

  • Have a medical history of heart problems such as chest pain, heart failure, and heart block.

  • Liver problems

  • Kidney problems 

  • Mood problems such as depression

  • Addicted to drugs or alcohol

  • Do not drive after having the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S as it may cause drowsiness.

 Interaction With Other Medications

Interactions may alter how the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S work. Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S may have interactions with:

  • Antihistamines such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine

  • Drugs for sleep or anxiety such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem

  • Muscle relaxants

  • Opioid pain relievers such as codeine.

Adverse Effects

The most common side effects include: 

  • Coordination problems 

  • Dizziness

  • Blurred vision

  • Double vision

  • Headache

  • Nausea, vomiting

  • Sleepiness

  • Unsteady walking

Some serious side effects are:

  • Heart rhythm problems

  • Low white blood cells

  • Allergic reactions

  • Suicidal thoughts

HOW TO COPE WITH SOME OF THE ADVERSE EFFECTS

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS: If the product is stopped abruptly and the course of treatment is not completed then the patient may go through withdrawal symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and blurred vision. Hence you should taper off the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S gradually. 

OTHER SYMPTOMS: Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you face severe symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, heart problems.

ALLERGIC SYMPTOMS: If you face allergic symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, rash, swelling (especially of face, tongue, throat) then you need medical help right away.

FAQ’S

  • WHAT IS {{PRODUCT}} USED FOR?

 Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is used to treat seizures.  

  • IN WHICH DOSAGE FORM IS Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S AVAILABLE?

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S is available in tablet, syrup, and injection form.

  • IS THE Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S ADDICTIVE OR HABIT FORMING?

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S can be abused or lead to drug dependence if not used properly.

  • WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I STOP TAKING THE {{PRODUCT}} IMMEDIATELY?

Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S needs to be tapered and cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. An immediate stoppage may cause seizures. 

  • IS THERE ANY FOOD OR DRINK I NEED TO AVOID?

You can eat and drink normally with the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S.

  •  HOW SAFE IS {{PRODUCT}}?

{{PRODUCT}} appears to be safe, tolerated, and effective when consumed as per the prescribed dosage.

  •  HOW DOES {{PRODUCT}} WORK?

{{PRODUCT}} works by decreasing seizure activity in the brain.

  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FORGET TO TAKE Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S?

If you forget to take a dose, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

  •  IS IT SAFE TO TAKE {{PRODUCT}} DURING PREGNANCY?

It is ideal to avoid Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S during pregnancy.

  • DOES THE {{PRODUCT}} AFFECT FERTILITY?

{{PRODUCT}} does not appear to affect fertility.

  • WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS {{PRODUCT}}?

Individuals that are allergic to lacosamide or any of the inactive ingredients should not use the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S. People with phenylketonuria should use it only after consultation with a doctor. 

  • CAN I TAKE {{PRODUCT}} WITH ALCOHOL?

Do not drink alcohol with the Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S as it can increase sleepiness and drowsiness.

  •  CAN I DRIVE OR RIDE A BIKE AFTER TAKING {{the product}}?

Do not drive if you experience drowsiness after taking Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S.

  •  HOW SHOULD Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S BE STORED?

Keep Atcomid 150mg Tablet 14 ‘S in a tightly closed container or the pack it came in. Store away from sunlight and moisture, and dispose of the unused medicine. Keep it out of reach of children.