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, 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 4 years of age and older. It is not known if VIMPAT injection is safe for use in children. Children age 4 years and older should take VIMPAT by mouth. VIMPAT injection is only for use in people 17 years and older. It is not known if VIMPAT is safe and effective in children under 4 years of age.

VIMPAT can be taken alone or may be added to an existing seizure medicine to help control partial-onset seizures. Based on studies in adults, VIMPAT may help reduce the number of partial-onset seizures your child is having.

What are the most common side effects of VIMPAT?

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • double vision
  • nausea

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 healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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