9 Dec 2009
No, Vimpat (lacosamide) is not a narcotic.
It is an antiepileptic drug. Exactly how lacosamide works is not known, but it may work by slowing abnormal nerve impulses in the brain.
Vimpat is used together with other medications to treat partial-onset seizures in people with epilepsy who are at least 17 years old.
- Lacosamide Information for Consumers
- Lacosamide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lacosamide (detailed)
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I had adverse effects using lamictal- the reason for my question.
1 answer • 11 Sep 2009
I take 300 mg dilaltin and 100 mg vimpat now. I want to get off dilantin and my doctor has set up a weaning program for me to go only to vimpat. ...
1 answer • 23 Feb 2012
I suffer from mild epilepsy. I'm having more seizures since being on lacosamide than previously bei?
I'm having more seizures since being on lacosamide than previously being on keppra. Is that normal?
1 answer • 19 Jul 2013
I have been on Vimpat since November and I have gained over 35 lbs has anyone else had this issue?
2 answers • 7 Aug 2013
My 13 yr old child is currently taking lacosamide and 2 other drugs. How do you know if she is taking enough or not enough.
1 answer • 16 Nov 2013