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BRIVIACT Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing



BRIVIACT is the brand name for brivaracetam and is available as an oral tablet, oral solution, and an injection.

What dosages is BRIVIACT available in?

What dosages is BRIVIACT available in?

BRIVIACT is available as a 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg oral tablet, a 10 mg/mL oral solution, and a 50 mg/5 mL injection.

What is BRIVIACT used for?

What is BRIVIACT used for?

BRIVIACT is an antiepileptic that is used to treat partial-onset seizures.

How does BRIVIACT work?

How does BRIVIACT work?

BRIVIACT is an antiepileptic (anti-seizure) medication. It’s not entirely clear how this medication works, but it helps calm certain nerves that are linked to seizures.

How do I take BRIVIACT?

How do I take BRIVIACT?

BRIVIACT is dosed as follows:

  • Adults (age 16 years and older): The typical starting dose is 50 mg by mouth twice daily. The maximum dose is 100 mg twice daily
  • Children weighing less than 50 kg (110 lbs): Your child’s provider will determine your child’s dose based on their body weight. The recommended dose is taken by mouth twice daily
  • Your dose might differ if you have liver problems
  • BRIVIACT is also available as an injection that’s usually given by a healthcare provider
Is it safe for me to take BRIVIACT?

Is it safe for me to take BRIVIACT?

BRIVIACT is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

BRIVIACT Common Side Effects

BRIVIACT Common Side Effects

Common side effects of BRIVIACT:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea or vomiting
BRIVIACT Serious Side Effects

BRIVIACT Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with BRIVIACT. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe mood changes
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or suicide
  • Severe allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, mouth, or throat
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on BRIVIACT

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on BRIVIACT

The following medications may interact with BRIVIACT:

  • Rifampin: Because of decreased concentrations, increasing BRIVIACT dosage in patients on concomitant rifampin is recommended
  • Carbamazepine: Because of increased exposure to carbamazepine metabolite, if tolerability issues arise, consider reducing carbamazepine dosage in patients on concomitant BRIVIACT
  • Phenytoin: Because phenytoin concentrations can increase, phenytoin levels should be monitored in patients on concomitant BRIVIACT
  • Levetiracetam: BRIVIACT had no added therapeutic benefit when coadministered with levetiracetam
Who makes BRIVIACT?

Who makes BRIVIACT?

UCB Inc.

Is BRIVIACT safe in pregnancy?

Is BRIVIACT safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if BRIVIACT will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant while taking BRIVIACT. You and your healthcare provider will
have to decide if you should take BRIVIACT while you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking BRIVIACT,
talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry. You
can enroll in this registry by calling 1-888-233-2334. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about the
safety of BRIVIACT and other antiepileptic medicines during pregnancy.


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