Who should not take VIMPAT?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • suicidal thoughts
  • coronary artery disease
  • a low supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart
  • complete heart block
  • second degree atrioventricular heart block
  • atrial fibrillation
  • atrial flutter
  • sick sinus syndrome
  • chronic heart failure
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • liver problems
  • pregnancy
  • structural disorder of heart
  • an abnormal but slight slowing of the heart called first degree atrioventricular block
  • Brugada syndrome
  • chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
  • kidney disease with likely reduction in kidney function

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