VIMPAT for Kids


How can VIMPAT help my child?

By making the decision to start VIMPAT® (lacosamide) CV to help manage your child's partial-onset seizures or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTCS), you may have taken an important step toward helping your child cope with and manage his or her epilepsy.

VIMPAT is a prescription medicine used:

  • to treat partial-onset seizures in people 1 month of age and older.
  • with other medicines to treat primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in people 4 years of age and older.

It is not known if VIMPAT is safe and effective for partial-onset seizures in children under 1 month of age or for primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in children under 4 years of age.

VIMPAT can be taken alone for partial-onset seizures or may be added to an existing seizure medicine to help control partial-onset seizures or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. VIMPAT may help reduce the number of seizures your child is having.

What are the most common side effects of VIMPAT?

  • double vision
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • sleepiness

Side effects of VIMPAT in children are similar to those seen in adults.

These are not all of the possible side effects of VIMPAT. For more information ask your child’s healthcare provider or pharmacist. Tell your child’s healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers them or that does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to UCB, Inc. at ucbCARES® (1-844-599-CARE [2273]).

“I refuse to let epilepsy defeat my daughter.”
mom to Alyssa, living with partial-onset seizures
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