Lacosamide/Sodium Channel Blockers; Potassium Channel Blockers Interactions

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Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Lacosamide may affect your heart rate. Some heart medicines also slow down the heart rate.

What might happen:

If you are taking lacosamide with other medicines that affect the heart, you may experience an increase in the effects on your heart.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it.Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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  • 2.DeGiorgio AC, Desso TE, Lee L, DeGiorgio CM. Ventricular tachycardia associated with lacosamide co-medication in drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav Case Rep 2013;1:26-8.

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