Lacolep Injection 10 Mg/ML 20 ML

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Lacolep Injection 10 mg/mL 20 mL decreases abnormal electrical activity in the brain to prevent and treat seizures.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lacolep Injection 10 mg/mL 20 mL

  • Dizziness
  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Loss of appetite
  • Trouble with sleeping
  • Loss of balance control
  • Tiredness
  • Mood or mental changes
  • Itching skin

Uses of Lacolep Injection 10 mg/mL 20 mL

What is it prescribed for?

  • Partial onset seizuresThis medicine is used to treat partial onset seizures (focal onset seizures), a type of seizures characterized by symptoms such as uncontrolled jerking movements, unusual head or eye movements, rapid heart rate, unusual sensations in the body, etc.
  • EpilepsyThis medicine is used in the treatment of epilepsy, a brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    Habit forming tendency has been reported in a few cases.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Lacolep Injection 10 mg/mL 20 mL or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

  • Severe Hepatic impairment

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe impairment of liver function due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

  • Second or third-degree atrioventricular block

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from a second or third-degree atrioventricular block due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking/receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

General Warnings
  • Suicidal thoughts

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution due to an increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from psychiatric disorders such as depression. Patients should be monitored closely for any changes in mood and behavior and any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate caregiver and patient counseling, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Withdrawal symptoms

    Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of therapy may cause withdrawal seizures. Gradual dose reduction and then discontinuation of therapy should be done under the supervision of your doctor.

  • Driving or Operating machinery

    Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, sleepiness, dizziness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

  • Use in Pediatrics

    This oral form of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 4 years of age. The injectable form of this medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 17 years of age.

  • Syncope

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution due to the increased risk of syncope (fainting or sudden loss of consciousness or passing out). This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases and diabetic complications. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Oral forms: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one. Injections: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital/clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low. If you miss a scheduled appointment for a dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately for further instructions.

  • Overdose

    Oral forms: Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose. Injections: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital/clinical setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines

  • Atazanavir severe
  • Lidocaine moderate
  • Sodium oxybate severe
  • Saquinavir severe
  • Dolasetron severe
  • Amlodipine moderate
  • Digoxin moderate

Disease interactions

  • severeThis medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from depression due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Close monitoring of these patients for any changes in mood or behavior is recommended. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
  • moderateThis medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
  • moderateThis medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Close monitoring of kidney function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.
  • moderateThis medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from cardiovascular disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

General Instructions

Oral forms: Take this medicine with or without food. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Injections: This medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • May cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Lacolep Injection 10 mg/mL 20 mL?

 

Nausea, vomiting, constipation, flatulence, dizziness, headache, impaired coordination, cognitive disorder, drowsiness, tremor, depression, fatigue, abnormal gait, blurred vision, nystagmus, pruritus, dyspepsia, dry mouth, first degree AV block, bradycardia, PR-interval prolongation, confusion, hypoesthesia, dysarthria, irritability, muscle spasm, tinnitus, rash, suicidal ideation.

 

What happens if I miss a dose of Lacolep Injection 10 mg/mL 20 mL?

 

Adults: Initially 50 mg twice daily, increased weekly by 50 mg twice daily; max 200 mg twice daily. Children: Above 17 yr, same as adult dose. Below 17 yr, not recommended.

 

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Lacolep Injection 10 mg/mL 20 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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