When and How to Take It

Some general considerations include the following:
  • Vimpat comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
  • This medication can be taken with or without food.
  • Vimpat 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.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Vimpat will not work if you stop taking it.
  • As with other seizure medications, do not stop taking Vimpat without your healthcare provider's approval.

Dosing Information

The dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Vimpat Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Vimpat

As with any medicine, Vimpat may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Double vision
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea.
(Click Vimpat Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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