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Fycompa 2mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Fycompa 2mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as anti epileptics. It is a prescription medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures) in people who have repeated seizures (fits). They help to reduce the frequency of seizures that affect a part or whole of the brain.

Fycompa 2mg Tablet is taken by mouth with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day, preferably before going to bed. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has high potential of habit-forming. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase seizure frequency.

Some common side effects of this medicine include fatigue, anger, nausea, and balance disorder (loss of balance). It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. It is important to inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or depression as it may lead to suicidal thoughts.

Before taking it, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, depression or suicidal thoughts and if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You should not breastfeed while taking this medicine. Alcohol may increase the risk of seizures and worsen the side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness. Avoid alcohol while taking this medicine. Your kidney function may need to be tested often while taking this medicine.

Uses of Fycompa Tablet

  • Seizures

Side effects of Fycompa 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 Fycompa

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Anger
  • Fall
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Vertigo
  • Impaired coordination
  • Altered walking
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Sleepiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Fatigue
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Anger
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Weight gain
    Try to eat a healthy balanced diet without increasing your portion sizes. Avoid processed meat or poultry and seafood. Eat small, frequent meals and eat slowly. Do not snack on foods that contain a lot of calories such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and sweets. If you feel hungry between meals, eat fruits and vegetables which have low calories. Avoid reaching for a sugary drink if you feel stressed. Fasting once a week can be an effective way to lose weight. Make sure you get enough sleep. With proper diet and lifestyle changes, you might not gain any weight or may gain only a small amount. Even then if it bothers you, ask your doctor if there are any alternative medicines that do not have this side effect.
  • Coping with Vertigo
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax, as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptom. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Impaired coordination
    If you feel unsteady, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Try getting up very slowly from a sitting or lying position. If your condition does not improve, talk with your doctor about changing the dose or trying an alternative medicine.

How to use Fycompa 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. Fycompa 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fycompa Tablet works

Fycompa 2mg Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It prevents seizures in patients with epilepsy by blocking a receptor in the brain known as the glutamate receptor, thereby suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Fycompa 2mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Fycompa 2mg 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
Fycompa 2mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Fycompa 2mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fycompa 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fycompa 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Fycompa 2mg Tablet should not be used in patients with severe liver disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Fycompa 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fycompa 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Fycompa 2mg Tablet should not be used in severe liver disease

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Take your medication 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.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Fycompa 2mg Tablet affects you.
  • It may cause weight gain. Hence, monitor your weight regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may increase the seizure frequency.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Bipyridines & Oligopyridines Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Want discontinued eptoin tablet Father had brain stroke so doctor is giving eptoin tablet 300 mg so I want ask that can tablet can remove or dose decreased ?
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
wil depend on any recent seizures he had; and type of stroke; pls show 2 neuro
Fits, Seizures Earlier used to get temporal lobe but recently got grand mal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/jiva-brahmi-tablet-otc329971One ?one tablet morning & evening after taking food .use this tablet along with your treatment
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FAQs

Q. Does Fycompa have abuse potential?

Yes, Fycompa has abuse potential in addition to its rewarding psychological or physiological effects. If a patient has a history of drug abuse then monitoring for Fycompa abuse should be done.

Q. What are the most serious side effects of Fycompa?

Fycompa may cause some serious psychiatric and behavioral side effects such as aggression, hostility, irritability, anger, and suicidal and murderous thoughts.

Q. What are the withdrawal symptoms of Fycompa?

Fycompa may cause physical dependence which means that suddenly stopping it may cause withdrawal symptoms which include anxiety, nervousness, irritability, fatigue, weakness, lethargy, mood swings, and sleeplessness.

Q. Does Fycompa cause weight gain?

Yes, Fycompa may cause weight gain. It is a common side effect of Fycompa. Talk to a dietician if you start gaining weight while taking Fycompa.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Fycompa?

Fycompa may cause sleepiness and dizziness, so alcohol consumption should be avoided as it may make you more sleepy and dizzy. You should avoid driving and using heavy machinery until and unless you know how Fycompa affects you. You should also avoid getting pregnant and breastfeeding your baby.

Q. Can I crush Fycompa or cut it into half?

No, you should not stop taking perampanel without consulting your doctor. Discontinuing the use of perampanel suddenly or reducing its dose significantly may lead to unpleasant effects

Q. Can I stop taking Fycompa on my own?

No, you should not stop taking Fycompa without consulting your doctor. Sudden discontinuity of Fycompa or significant dose reduction may cause occurrence of unpleasant effects.
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References

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