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What are the side effects of Vimpat?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I started taking vimpat now I'm up to 200mg twice a day the last couple days I have been vomiting what should I do tried calling my dr but he never called back
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
antiemetic needs to be taken

Detailed Answer:
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Vimpat (lacosamide) is known to have the side effects of nausea and vomiting. I would suggest you to switch to the previous alternative that you were using, and to use some antiemetic as of now. Amongst over the counter medications, certain antihistamines may help prevent nausea and vomiting. These include dimenhydrinate (brand name: Dramamine) and meclizine hydrochloride (brand name: Dramamine Less Drowsy). If that does not help, visiting the ER of a hospital would be a better idea.

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What are the side effects of Vimpat?

Brief Answer: antiemetic needs to be taken Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Vimpat (lacosamide) is known to have the side effects of nausea and vomiting. I would suggest you to switch to the previous alternative that you were using, and to use some antiemetic as of now. Amongst over the counter medications, certain antihistamines may help prevent nausea and vomiting. These include dimenhydrinate (brand name: Dramamine) and meclizine hydrochloride (brand name: Dramamine Less Drowsy). If that does not help, visiting the ER of a hospital would be a better idea. Regards Dr. Kunal Saha