Briviact is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat partial-onset seizures in people 16 years and older who have epilepsy. Briviact is used as an adjunctive therapy along with another medication or medications. Briviact is also referred to by its drug name, Brivaracetam.
Briviact is an anticonvulsant, or drug that is used to control seizures. It is believed that Briviact works in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Briviact is taken orally twice daily. In situations where it is not possible to take Briviact orally, it can also be administered as an intravenous injection.
Briviact comes in tablet, oral solution, and single-use vial forms.
The FDA-approved label for Briviact lists common side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Briviact include suicidal behavior and ideation, psychotic reactions, bronchospasm, and angioedema.
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