Vimpat Medication Information
A prescription seizure medication, Vimpat® (lacosamide) is approved to treat partial-onset seizures in people age 17 and older. It is meant for use in combination with other seizure medications.
Vimpat comes in tablet form and is usually taken twice a day. It also comes in an injection form that can be administered intravenously (by IV) for use in short-term situations when oral medications cannot be taken.
Although this medication is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use it. Vimpat's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies, if you are taking certain medications, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For more information on this medication, click Vimpat. This article offers a complete overview, including details on how it works, dosing guidelines, available strengths, and more.)