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Lacoxa 10mg Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Lacoxa 10mg Injection is a prescription medicine use to control and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It is used alone or in combination with other similar medicines and it controls seizures by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Lacoxa 10mg Injection is given as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember as it can be life-threatening in some cases, so it is better to keep an extra stock always to avoid a missed dose. You should finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better and always consult your doctor before stopping this medicine as it may increase seizure frequency. Inform your doctor if you have any heart-related problems, before starting your treatment with this medicine.

Side effects cause headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, and diplopia (double vision). Most of these side effects are self-limiting and they usually improve with time. Additionally, you may notice some injection site reactions like redness or swelling. Please consult your doctor if these side effects do not resolve or persist for a longer duration.

Uses of Lacoxa Injection

Benefits of Lacoxa Injection

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Lacoxa 10mg Injection is an anticonvulsant (or anti-epileptic) medicine that works by decreasing the nerve impulses which cause the seizures. By controlling the frequency of seizures, it will help you go about your daily activities with more confidence. It helps reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.
This medicine is not associated with any physical or psychological dependence (addiction) but it should not be stopped suddenly. It is given by your healthcare provider and should not be self-administered. It must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Lacoxa Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lacoxa

  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Headache
  • Nausea

How to use Lacoxa Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Lacoxa Injection works

Lacoxa 10mg Injection is an antiepileptic medication. It slowly inactivates the sodium gated channels, which decreases the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain. Thereby, it controls seizures or fits.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Lacoxa 10mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lacoxa 10mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lacoxa 10mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lacoxa 10mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Lacoxa 10mg Injection may cause dizziness or blurred vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lacoxa 10mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lacoxa 10mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lacoxa 10mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lacoxa 10mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lacoxa 10mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Lacoxa Injection?

If you miss a dose of Lacoxa 10mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Take your medication regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Talk to your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or develop suicidal thoughts.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have a heart problem that affects your heartbeat.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amino acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lacoxa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
Bee sting below middle finger, on palm yesterday. Swelling and redness today after approx 20 hours. No pain, only itching.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Visit emergency for an injection at that place Instant reliefTake tab teczine 10mg -1tab at bedtime for itching
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FAQs

Q. Is it safe to drive if I am taking Lacoxa?

No, you need to be careful while driving or operating heavy machinery until and unless you know how Lacoxa affects you. You may experience dizziness or drowsiness and blurred vision, especially during the initial days of treatment. These side effects can also be observed if the dose is increased.

Q. Is Lacoxa a habit-forming medicine?

No, Lacoxa is not habit forming. There are no reports which suggest occurrence of withdrawal symptoms following its discontinuation. Lacoxa may cause euphoria (patients may feel extremely happy and overwhelmed) in some individuals who may then take it merely for fun (drug abuse). It is possible that such individuals may become psychologically dependent on this medicine.

Q. Does Lacoxa have any effect on fertility?

Lacoxa has not been reported to affect fertility in males or females. However, if you are concerned, consult the doctor.

Q. Can I take Lacoxa if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Though no potential side effects have been reported with the use of Lacoxa during pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is best to avoid Lacoxa during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Q. What if somebody takes excess of Lacoxa?

Excess of Lacoxa may cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, shock, heart problems and even coma. If such a situation arises, seek emergency medical support in a nearby hospital.

Q. Is it safe to take Lacoxa if I am on Ritonavir therapy?

Be cautious if you are taking Lacoxa while on Ritonavir therapy. It is advised to inform your doctor before starting Lacoxa. This is because if you are taking Ritonavir for liver or kidney problems then the dose of Lacoxa should be modified or reduced.

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References

  1. McNamara JO. Pharmacotherapy of the Epilepsies. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 602.
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  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 766-67.
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