Lacopat® contains lacosamide. This substance is one in a group of drugs called antiepileptics and is used to treat epilepsy. The drug is prescribed to reduce the frequency of seizures.
Lacopat® is used in adults, adolescents and children 4 years of age or older.
Lacopat® is used:
- as single agent and in combination with other antiepileptics to treat a certain form of epileptic seizures characterised by focal seizures with or without secondary generalisation. In this form of epilepsy, the seizure begins in only one side of the brain but under some circumstances then spreads to the larger regions in both sides of the brain.
- as an add-on to other antiepileptics to treat primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures (called grand mal seizures, including loss of consciousness) in patients with idiopathic generalised epilepsy (the form of epilepsy that appears to have a genetic cause).