Briviact 50mg Tablet

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Introduction

Briviact 50mg Tablet is an anti-epileptic medicine used to treat seizures (fits) in epilepsy. It can be used alone or along with other medicines. It helps to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take it.

Briviact 50mg Tablet suppresses the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. You can take it regularly with or without food but try to take it at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The dose and how often you need it will be decided by your doctor so that you get the right amount to control your seizures. It may be increased gradually.

It is generally advised as a long-term treatment. You should continue taking it for as long as your doctor has told you to, even if you feel well. If you stop or miss doses your seizures could get worse. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to. This is because stopping the medicine suddenly could make your seizures worse.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting. You may also experience behavioral changes, aggressive behavior, irritation, agitation, etc. Side effects are more common during the first few weeks and usually lessen as your body gets used to the medicine. Most of these side effects do not need medical attention, but some of them can be serious. A small number of people being treated with this medicine have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. Contact your doctor if your mood changes for the worse.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney-related problems, depression, or suicidal thoughts, and if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Briviact Tablet

Benefits of Briviact Tablet

In Epilepsy/Seizures

Briviact 50mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants (or anti-epileptics). It works by slowing down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). This medicine can be used to control the various types of seizures—myoclonic, partial-onset, and primary generalized tonic-clonic (or grand mal). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety.

The medicine can allow you to do some activities that you would otherwise be forbidden or scared to do (such as swimming and driving). It can take a few weeks for this medicine to work (because the dose has to be increased slowly) and during this time you may still have seizures. You should continue taking it even if you feel well and are not having any seizures. Missing doses may trigger a seizure. Do not stop using this medicine until your doctor advises you.

Side effects of Briviact Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Briviact

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Irritation
  • Behavioural changes
  • Headache
  • Agitation
  • Aggressive behavior

How to use Briviact Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Briviact 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Briviact Tablet works

Briviact 50mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching itself to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Briviact 50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Briviact 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Briviact 50mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Briviact 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Briviact 50mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Briviact 50mg Tablet is recommended.
It is not recommended in end-stage renal disease due to a lack of clinical trial data.
Liver
CAUTION
Briviact 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Briviact 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Briviact 50mg Tablet should be taken regularly as directed by your doctor as missing doses can trigger seizures.
  • Do not change the brand of your medicine and make sure that you have sufficient amount of medicine present with you.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent seizures:
    • Take a healthy diet along with regular exercise.
    • Practice yoga every day.
    • Get enough sleep at nighttime.
    • Limit the use of screen time such as mobile/ laptop.
    • Take your medication on time.
  • It may cause sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease or drug abuse.
  • Do not stop using Briviact 50mg Tablet without talking to your doctor, even if you feel better.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Levetiracetam Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Synaptic vescicle 2 A protein ligand (AED)

Patient Concerns

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She has problem of epilepsy from last two years
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Paediatrics
Hello, epilepsy and seizures cannot be treated online without physically examining the child and detailed history.
I m taking 1.5gm sodium valporate,1.5 levectram, 1gm clobezam then also seizure r their at period of weekly is there alternate treatment in Ayurveda as every time at multiplying the doses at every visit As MRI eeg every tests r normal
Dr. M. K. Ansari
Neurology
not aware of any ayurvedic medications for epilepsy is not my specialization. However you seems to have difficult to control (intractable) seizures plz follow doctors advice deligently for ur own welfare
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FAQs

Q. Can I crush and take Briviact 50mg Tablet?

No, do not crush Briviact 50mg Tablet. It is recommended that you swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. You can take Briviact 50mg Tablet with or without food, preferably at the same time.

Q. What if I miss a dose of Briviact 50mg Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of Briviact 50mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I stop taking Briviact 50mg Tablet if I start feeling better?

No, Briviact 50mg Tablet should not be stopped even if you start feeling better. Suddenly stopping the medicine may cause continuous seizures which can be difficult to control. You should consult your doctor who will advise you to discontinue Briviact 50mg Tablet gradually.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Briviact 50mg Tablet?

Briviact 50mg Tablet may cause drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, and problems with your balance and coordination. Therefore, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how the medicine affects you. Also, you should avoid alcohol while taking this medicine as you may experience unwanted effects on memory and attention.

Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Briviact 50mg Tablet?

If you take more than the recommended dose of Briviact 50mg Tablet, you may experience a spinning sensation, balance disorder, fatigue, nausea, double vision, anxiety and slow heartbeat. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any such symptoms.

Q. How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

You should pay attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. Be aware of common warning signs that might be a signal for the risk of suicide. Some of these include talking or thinking about hurting yourself or ending your life, withdrawing from friends and family, becoming depressed or worsening of your depression, or becoming preoccupied with death and dying. Never miss an appointment with your doctor and stay connected with the doctor even between visits.

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