What does “take your time back from seizures” mean to you?
Seizures may be a part of your life, but your life is so much more than your condition. If you are missing out on what matters because your seizures are not under control, you have the right to expect more from your treatment. Everyone's treatment goals are different, and taking your time back from seizures means finding a treatment plan that helps you achieve your personal best in seizure control. When considering another option to treat your partial-onset seizures, you and your doctor may look for a treatment that offers such things as:
- A medicine that helps reduce the frequency of partial-onset seizures
- A treatment that can be taken alone without other antiepileptic medicines
- Additional seizure control without having to give up the benefits of your current treatment
- A treatment that doesn't require increased doses over several weeks.
What is BRIVIACT and could it be right for me?
Controlling your partial-onset seizures may mean taking one or more antiepileptic medicines. BRIVIACT is a prescription medicine that can be used to treat partial-onset seizures in people 4 years of age and older with epilepsy.
- Reduce the number of partial-onset seizures in people 4 years of age and older with epilepsy
- Provide additional seizure control:
- without having to give up the benefits of your current antiepileptic medicine(s)
- even if you have tried or are taking multiple antiepileptic medicines
In clinical trials:
- BRIVIACT was added to 1 to 2 common antiepileptic medicines, including DEPAKENE® (valproic acid), Dilantin® (phenytoin), KEPPRA® (levetiracetam), LAMICTAL® (lamotrigine), Lyrica® (pregabalin), phenobarbital, Tegretol® (carbamazepine), Topamax® (topiramate), Trileptal® (oxcarbazepine), VIMPAT® (lacosamide), and Zonegran® (zonisamide).
- Some patients were also being treated with vagal nerve stimulation (VNS)
- The most common side effects of BRIVIACT include sleepiness, dizziness, feeling tired, and nausea and vomiting. Most of these side effects were reported to be mild to moderate.
Side effects of BRIVIACT in children 4 to less than 16 years of age are similar to those seen in adults.
Starting Day One with BRIVIACT:
- Your doctor will tell you how much BRIVIACT to take and when to take it. You start with the full recommended dose from day one. BRIVIACT does not require titration – which means that you do not need to increase your dose over several weeks. See Taking BRIVIACT for complete information on taking BRIVIACT.
How does BRIVIACT work?
The exact way that BRIVIACT works is not yet fully understood, but it is thought that BRIVIACT reduces the frequency of partial-onset seizures by binding to synaptic vesicle protein 2A (SV2A) in the brain.
All medicines have risks as well as benefits. Stay informed about the possible side effects of BRIVIACT
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