Briviact is an oral pill made up of brivaracetam (anticonvulsants) and is usually white in color. We carry the brand name Briviact in four different strengths; 25mg, 50mg, 75mg, and 100mg. This medication is for use in adults and children 4 years old and up.
Briviact is an anti-epileptic drug that is used to treat partial onset seizures (seizures where one is aware it is happening; they are conscious) in people with epilepsy. It does this by binding to synaptic vesicle protein 2A (SV2A) in the brain.
Always follow directions given to you by your doctor. Instructions can usually also be found on the prescription or prescription bottle/container.
Take this medication with or without food, or as directed by your doctor.
Do not stop taking Briviact suddenly; always talk to your doctor before stopping a medication.
Do not chew, crush or break this tablet; swallow whole with a full glass of water.
Store at room temperature, away from children and pets.
Tell your doctor about all medications you are currently taking including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies. Also be sure to mention any drug allergies you may have.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant. You may be added to a list to track the effects of Briviact on the baby.
Do not breastfeed while on this medication, it may not be safe, consult your doctor for more information.
This medication may cause unwanted suicidal thoughts; ensure someone is watching your behavioral changes.
Important past or current conditions to tell your doctor consist of:
Important diseases to tell your doctor consists of:
Common side effects:
Less common (but serious) side effects:
If you have any of the side effects listed above; contact your doctor immediately.
Signs of allergic reaction:
If you have any of these signs, contact your doctor right away:
What happens if I become pregnant while taking Briviact?
Do not suddenly stop taking Briviact, even if you find out you are pregnant. It could cause you to seizure and that could harm yourself and the baby. Consult your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Briviact.
If I accidently take too much, what do I do?
Call your local poison control or seek emergency medical attention at the closest emergency center.
Will Briviact affect my ability to drive?
It may or may not. Side effects don’t happen to everyone, others only get mild side effects and for some, side effects can be extreme. Do not drive until you know exactly how Briviact affects you.
How can I remember to take it every day?
A few things you can do include using a pillbox, creating a routine (taking the medication at the same time every day), keeping it in a visible area (out of reach of children), setting electronic reminders on your Smartphone or other smart devices, or simply asking a loved one or roommate to remind you.