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Briviact

Generic Name: Brivaracetam (oral or injection) [BRIV-a-RA-se-tam]
Class of Drugs: Pyrrolidine anticonvulsants

What is Briviact?

Briviact is an antiepileptic drug that is also known as an anticonvulsant. Briviact is a medication used to treat partial-onset seizures in patients with epilepsy. Briviact can be used by children and adults who are at least one month old.

Warnings

Some people contemplate suicide when taking seizure drugs. Keep an eye on fluctuations in mood and symptoms. Be sure to report any new signs of a worsening or recurring condition to a doctor.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't use Briviact if you have an allergy to Brivaracetam.

Inform your physician if you have ever:

  • Depression or any other mood disorders.
  • Suicidal thoughts, actions, or thoughts.
  • Liver disease liver disease.
  • Addiction or addiction to drugs.

When you are on this medicine, you may have suicidal thoughts at times.Your doctor will be able to check your progress on a regular basis. Family members or other caregivers should be on the lookout for changes in your symptoms or mood.

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding taking seizure medications when you are pregnant. Controlling seizures is crucial during pregnancy, and seizures could be detrimental to the mother and the baby. Do not begin or stop using this medication without consulting your physician, and inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant.If you're pregnant and you are a registered mother, your name could be included on an ob-gyn registry to track how brivaracetam affects the baby. the child. It might not be safe to breastfeed while taking Brivaracetam. Discuss any risks with your doctor. Briviact is not a prescription drug for use by anyone less than one month old.

How to take Briviact?

Use Briviact according to the prescription given by your physician. Follow all instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medication exactly as prescribed.Brivaracetam can be a habit-forming drug. Usage can trigger addiction, overdose, or even death. Selling or giving away this medication is against the law.Briviact injections are given as an injection into the vein. Your healthcare provider will offer you this injection if you are not able to take the medication by mouth.Take Briviact orally with one glass of water. Take it with or without eating.Take your tablet whole and don't crush, chew, or break it.Make sure to measure the liquid medicine with care. Make use of the syringe for dosing or a dose-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).

Brivaracetam doses are determined by the weight of children. Your child's dosage requirements could alter if your child gains or sheds pounds.Do not stop taking Briviact immediately, even if you feel well. The sudden stoppage of Briviact could result in serious medical issues or more seizures. Follow your doctor's advice on increasing your dosage.Utilize all seizure medication according to the directions. Don't alter your dosage or schedule of dosing without your doctor's approval. Inform your doctor if any of your medications are not working as they should.Keep the medicine at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Don't let your medicine freeze. medicine to cool. Discard any liquid that is not used after five months. Maintain a record of your medicatio. Brivaracetam is a substance of abuse, and you should be aware of anyone using it in a way that is not legal or in the absence of a doctor's prescription.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Epilepsy:

The first dose is 50 mg orally twice each day.
Based on the individual patient's tolerance and response, dosages can be adjusted up or down.
Dosage for maintenance range: 25 mg–100 mg taken orally twice a day, as determined by your clinical response and the degree of tolerability.
Maximum dose: 200 mg/day
IV Administration: It can be used if the oral route of administration becomes temporarily unpractical.
Dose administered at the same dosage and frequency in oral formulations
Experience with IV injections is limited to four consecutive treatments.
Comments: When starting therapy, a gradual dose increment is not required. Following the beginning of treatment, the dose is to be adjusted according to the clinical response and tolerance.
Tablets, oral solutions, and injections can be utilized in conjunction.
Use: To treat seizures with partial onset.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Epilepsy:

1 month to 16 years old: Weight: less than 11kg The initial dose is 0.75 or 1.5 mg/kg, orally twice a day. Dose for maintenance: 0.75 up to 3 mg/kg, orally every day, twice
Weight: 11 kg or less than 20 kilograms Dose: 0.5 up to 1.25 mg/kg daily, orally; dosage for Maintenance: 0.5 up to 2.5 mg/kg every day, orally.
Weight: 20 kg or less than 50 kg The initial dose is 0.5 or 1 mg/kg every day, orally. Dosage for Maintenance: 0.5–2 mg/kg daily, orally.
Weight: 50 kg or more Initial dose: 25–50 mg taken orally twice daily; maintenance dose: between 25 and 100 mg taken orally at least twice per day.
Ages 16 or older: The first dose is 50 mg orally, two times each day.
Dosage for maintenance: between 25 and 100 mg taken orally every day, twice
IV Administration: It can be administered to patients who are 16 or over in situations where the administration of oral medication is inaccessible.
Dose administered at the same dosage and with the same frequency in oral formulations
The IV injection experience is limited to four consecutive days of treatment.
Comments: When starting treatment, a gradual dose increase is not necessary; after the initiation of therapy, dosage is to be adjusted according to the clinical response and tolerance.
Tablets, oral solutions, and injections are able to be utilized in conjunction.
Use: To treat partial-onset seizures in patients 1 month of age or older.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you are able, but do not take your missed dose if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid operating machinery or driving until you are aware of the effects of this medicine on you. Dizziness or extreme drowsiness could cause accidents or falls.

Side effects of Briviact

See a doctor immediately. If you exhibit symptoms of an allergic reaction or reaction with Briviact, Hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongueInform your doctor about any new or worsening symptoms, such as changes in your behavior or mood, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel uncontrollably angry, irritable, or aggressive. anxious, or hyperactive (mentally and physically) depressed, think about suicide or harming yourself.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Drowsiness or severe dizziness.
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out.
  • Balance loss or coordination.
  • Unusual behavior or thoughts unusual thoughts or behavior.
  • Hallucinations (seeing and hearing objects that aren't real).

Some common side effects of Briviact could include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Feeling exhausted.

This is not a full list of probable adverse effects; more may occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

When you begin or stop taking Briviact or other medicines, your doctor may require adjustments to the dosages of any other medication you take on a daily basis. Other medications can interfere with brivaracetam. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. Any other medications you are taking should be disclosed to your doctor. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are included here

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