Brivaracetam oral / injection
Name: Brivaracetam oral / injection
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How should I take brivaracetam?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Brivaracetam may be habit-forming. Misuse can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Brivaracetam injection is given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection if you are unable to take the medicine by mouth.
Take brivaracetam oral with a full glass of water, with or without food.
Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Brivaracetam doses are based on weight in children. Your child's dose needs may change if the child gains or loses weight.
Do not stop using brivaracetam suddenly, even if you feel fine. Stopping suddenly may cause serious medical problems or increased seizures. Follow your doctor's instructions about tapering your dose.
Use all seizure medications as directed. Do not change your dose or dosing schedule without your doctor's advice. Tell your doctor if any of your medicines seem to stop working.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow the liquid medicine to freeze. Throw away unused liquid after 5 months.
Keep track of your medicine. Brivaracetam is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using it improperly or without a prescription.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
What should I avoid while taking brivaracetam?
Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.
Brivaracetam side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
severe dizziness or drowsiness;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
loss of balance or coordination;
unusual thoughts or behavior; or
hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real).
Common side effects may include:
nausea, vomiting; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect brivaracetam?
When you start or stop taking brivaracetam, your doctor may need to adjust the doses of any other medicines you take on a regular basis.
Other drugs may affect brivaracetam, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your other medicines. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.