Briviact (brivaracetam) Cost, Side Effects, Dosing, And Prescribing Information For Treating Partial-Onset Seizures | Sandra Nguyen, PharmD Intern | RxEconsult

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Briviact (brivaracetam) Cost, Side Effects, Dosing, And Prescribing Information For Treatment of Partial-Onset Seizures Category: ADHD, Autism, Seizures, by - July 8, 2016 | Views: 55857 | Likes: 0 | Comment: 0  

Interesting facts about Briviact

Briviact is a federally controlled substance (CV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence.

Like other antiepileptic drugs, Briviact may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500 people taking it.

Briviact provided no added therapeutic benefit to levetiracetam when the two drugs were co-administered.

What are the side effects of Briviact

Common side effects of Briviact include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Briviact may also cause the following side effects:

  • constipation
  • irritability
  • incoordination
  • dysgeusia
  • euphoric mood
  • feeling drunk
  • infusion site pain (injection)

Serious side effects of Briviact include:

  • Thoughts about suicide or dying
  • Unusual changes in mood or behavior
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Decreased white blood cells

What is the dosage of Briviact?

The recommended oral or intravenous starting dose for treating partial-onset seizures is 50 mg twice daily (100 mg).

The dose may be decreased to 25 mg twice daily or increased up to 100 mg twice daily based on individual patient response and tolerability. The maximum dose is 200 mg/day. The intravenous solution is used when using the tablets is not feasible. 

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