Why take more than one antiepileptic medicine?
If you are experiencing partial-onset seizures on your current antiepileptic medicine, your doctor may recommend switching your medicine or adding another antiepileptic medicine to your treatment to help with seizure control. This additional medicine is called an “add-on therapy” or “adjunctive therapy”.
BRIVIACT® (brivaracetam) CV is a prescription medicine that can be used to treat partial-onset seizures in people 1 month of age and older. In clinical studies, patients who added BRIVIACT to their current antiepileptic treatment had fewer partial-onset seizures compared to patients who were taking a placebo and their current medicine(s). This means that BRIVIACT may provide you with additional seizure control without the need to switch from your current treatment.
Can I afford to take more than one medicine?
Taking more than one medicine does come at an extra cost, but don't let that stop you from achieving your personal best in seizure control. To help make your treatment more affordable, BRIVIACT has savings offers for eligible patients. Checking to see if you're eligible only takes a minute, and you may pay as little as $10 per 30-day supply of BRIVIACT.*
See if you are eligible to pay as little as $10 per 30-day supply of BRIVIACT*.
*Eligibility Criteria and Terms: This savings card is not valid for use by patients who are covered by any federally funded or state-funded healthcare program (including, but not limited to, Medicare [Part D and Medigap], Medicaid, any state pharmaceutical assistance program, TRICARE, VA, or DoD). This is not an insurance card.
I'm concerned about additional side effects
It's important to be aware of the benefit and risks of any medicine that your are taking. BRIVIACT may cause serious side effects including:
- suicidal thoughts or actions
- balance and coordination problems
- mood and behavior changes including irritability, anxiety, and psychotic symptoms
- allergic reactions to the ingredients in BRIVIACT
The most common side effects of BRIVIACT in adults include:
- feeling tired
- nausea and vomiting
Side effects of BRIVIACT in children 1 month to less than 16 years of age are similar to those seen in adults.
Most of these side effects were reported to be mild to moderate.
Work with your doctor to decide if BRIVIACT may be right for you. Report side effects you may experience with BRIVIACT to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to UCB, Inc. at ucbCARES® (1-844-599-CARE ).