Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S belongs to a class of drugs called antiepileptics.

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S is a sodium channel inactivator.

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S is used as an adjunctive treatment of focal seizures.

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S can be taken with or without meals. 

A strip of Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S containing 14 tablets is packaged in a box and sold. 

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

100mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Lacosamide

Composition

Lacosamide 100 mg

Brand

Genome Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd

Prescription Required

Yes

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

About

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is used to avoid and control partial-onset seizures. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S works by decreasing the spread of seizure activity in the brain. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S comes in tablet, syrup, and injection form. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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.

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S should be used with caution in patients with cardiac history as it may cause heart block, coronary artery disease, and fibrillations. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S causes adverse effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, nausea, and vomiting. 

Indications

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S WORK?

The Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S?

The dosage of Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S abruptly as it may worsen the seizures.

 – Take Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S via mouth with or without food usually twice a day.

–  While using the liquid form of the Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S can be given with either oral or intravenous administration.

  •   The primary dose should be 50mg twice daily (100mg per day). Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S the initial total daily intravenous dosage of Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S should be equivalent to the total daily dosage and frequency of oral Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S is not recommended in patients with severe hepatic impairment.

Pregnancy And Lactation

There are no satisfactory and well-controlled studies about the Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S in pregnant women. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S is excreted in human milk. Some reports suggest that it is. Consult a doctor before using.  

CONTRAINDICATIONS

The Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S tell your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S as it may cause drowsiness.

 Interaction With Other Medications

Interactions may alter how the Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S work. Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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?

 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S is used to treat seizures.  

  • IN WHICH DOSAGE FORM IS Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S AVAILABLE?

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S is available in tablet, syrup, and injection form.

  • IS THE Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S ADDICTIVE OR HABIT FORMING?

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S can be abused or lead to drug dependence if not used properly.

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

Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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 Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S.

  •  HOW SHOULD Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘S BE STORED?

Keep Vimpex Tablet 100mg 7 ‘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.