Lacoxa 50mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Lacoxa 50mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to control and prevent epilepsy (seizures). It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Lacoxa 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time, each day. 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. Keep a watch on your weight, as using of this medicine can cause weight gain. Eat healthy and exercise regularly to manage it.

Uses of Lacoxa Tablet

Benefits of Lacoxa Tablet

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Lacoxa 50mg Tablet 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 must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. Missing doses may trigger a seizure.

Side effects of Lacoxa Tablet

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 cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Lacoxa Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lacoxa 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lacoxa Tablet works

Lacoxa 50mg Tablet 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 50mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lacoxa 50mg Tablet 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 50mg Tablet 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 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Lacoxa 50mg Tablet may cause dizziness or blurred vision. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lacoxa 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lacoxa 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Lacoxa 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lacoxa 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lacoxa 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Lacoxa Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Lacoxa 50mg Tablet, 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.
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Epilepsy requires regular treatment with anticonvulsants like encorate chrono for at least 3 years of seizure free period after which medicines may be tapered off unless seizures reappear. At present, there are no other effective treatment options.
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FAQs

Q. I have been taking Lacoxa since nine months and haven’t had any seizures till now. Can I stop taking it now?

No, you should not stop taking Lacoxa even if you start feeling better. Stopping this medicine suddenly may lead to seizures which can be difficult to control. Consult your doctor if you experience any problems while being on treatment with Lacoxa. The doctor may adjust the dose or gradually reduce the dose.

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. What should I do if I forget a dose of Lacoxa?

If you miss a dose of Lacoxa within 6 hours of the scheduled time, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you have forgotten to take the dose for more than 6 hours of the scheduled time then skip the dose and take the next one as scheduled. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.

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. For how long do I need to continue Lacoxa?

Lacoxa is generally prescribed for long-term use. Keep taking the medicine as advised by your doctor’s advice. However, if you experience any bothersome side effects, talk to your doctor.

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

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