Briviact

(brivaracetam)

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Prevents seizures.

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Our bottom line

Briviact (brivaracetam) is good at lowering the number of seizures, but it can be very expensive. You have to take it along with other anti-seizure medicines.

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Quick facts about Briviact
  • Drug class: neurology
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Briviact (brivaracetam) can help provide seizure relief if you’re already taking 1 or 2 other anti-seizure medicines and still having seizures.
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Downsides

  • Not available as generic, so it will be expensive.
  • Must take Briviact (brivaracetam) two times a day.
  • Similar to other antiepileptic medicines, taking Briviact (brivaracetam) increases risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • There’s no added benefit from Briviact (brivaracetam) if you’re already on an anti-seizure medicine called Keppra (levetiracetam).
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How it works

Briviact (brivaracetam) is an antiepileptic. It's uncertain how Briviact (brivaracetam) works exactly, but it's thought to bind to a protein in your brain that helps prevent seizures.

Quick facts about Briviact
  • Drug class: neurology
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Briviact (brivaracetam) for Epilepsy

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  • Possible side effects
  • Feeling sleepy and falling asleep
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Balance problems
  • Irritability
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Side effect rates for Briviact (brivaracetam)

From 1262 clinical trials of Briviact when taken for epilepsy (briviact 50 mg/day, 100 mg/day and 200 mg/day)
  • Feeling sleepy and falling asleep
    16%16%
    8%8%
  • Dizziness
    12%12%
    7%7%
  • Fatigue
    9%9%
    4%4%
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
    5%5%
    3%3%
  • Balance problems
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Irritability
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Constipation
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Briviact.

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People taking Briviact felt side effect more

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Risks and Warnings for Briviact (brivaracetam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of mood problems
    • Currently untreated mood problems

    Taking Briviact (brivaracetam) can raise your risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. If you find yourself with self-harm thoughts or behavior, let your doctor know right away.

Common concerns from people taking Briviact (brivaracetam)

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Food
  • Take Briviact (brivaracetam) with or without food.