How should I take BRIVIACT?
- Take BRIVIACT exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. He or she will tell you how much BRIVIACT to take and when to take it
- Take your prescribed dose on day one. BRIVIACT does not require titration — this means that you do not need to increase your dose over several weeks
- For adults, the recommended starting dose is 50 mg twice daily (100 mg per day)
- Your healthcare provider may change your dose if needed. For adults, he or she may lower the dose to 25 mg twice daily (50 mg per day) or increase your dose to 100 mg twice daily (200 mg per day)
- The recommended dosing for patients aged 4 to less than 16 years of age is based on the patient's weight. Please talk to your healthcare provider for additional information and you can also click here for the Prescribing Information
- Do not stop BRIVIACT or change your dose without talking to your healthcare provider
- Take BRIVIACT with or without food
- Swallow BRIVIACT tablets whole with a liquid. Do not chew or crush BRIVIACT tablets before swallowing
- Do not take BRIVIACT if you are allergic to brivaracetam or any of the inactive ingredients in BRIVIACT
- If your healthcare provider has prescribed BRIVIACT oral solution, be sure to ask your pharmacist for a medicine dropper or medicine cup to help you measure the correct amount of BRIVIACT oral solution. Do not use a household teaspoon. Ask your pharmacist for instructions on how to use the measuring device right away
- If you take too much BRIVIACT, call your Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
I'm doing well. Can I stop taking BRIVIACT?
Taking your epilepsy medicine exactly as your doctor recommends is one of the most important things you can do to help manage your seizures. Do not stop taking your medicine if your seizures become less frequent or stop altogether. BRIVIACT is a daily treatment, so you must continue taking it until your doctor tells you to stop. If your doctor decides to stop your BRIVIACT treatment, he or she will give you instructions on how to slowly stop taking BRIVIACT.
Do not stop taking BRIVIACT without first talking to a healthcare provider. Stopping BRIVIACT suddenly can cause serious problems, including seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).
Tips to help you remember your medicine
When you're taking many different medicines, keeping track of when to take them and how much to take can be challenging. Here are some strategies to help make keeping up with your medicines a little easier:
- Use a pillbox
Using a pillbox will help you remember to take your medicine and help prevent double doses.
- Create a routine
Get into the habit of taking your epilepsy medicine at the same times each day.
- Keep it visible
Leave your medicine in a place where it will be easy to spot.
- Turn to technology
Set up a digital medicine reminder on your phone, watch or computer.
- Ask a loved one
Ask your loved one for a gentle reminder to take your medicine.