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Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Micro Labs Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medications called 'anti-convulsants'. It is used for treating partial-onset seizures (seizures involving only one part of the brain) in people with epilepsy (fits) in patients one month of age and older. Partial-onset seizures are characterized by abnormal electrical activity in only one brain hemisphere. Common symptoms are involuntary muscle contractions, followed by relaxation on one side of the body, uncontrolled head or eye movements, rapid heart rate, and a tingling sensation on the skin.

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's contains '‘Brivaracetam' that reduces the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. Thus, Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's decreases the brain's excessive and abnormal nerve activity, thereby controlling seizures.

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's should be used as prescribed by the doctor. In some cases, you may experience certain common side effects such as somnolence (excess sleepiness), dizziness, fatigue (feeling overtired), nausea and vomiting. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if you experience these side effects persistently.

To treat your condition effectually, continue taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's should be gradually withdrawn, so please do not stop taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor. Before taking the Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's, let your doctor know about all your medical conditions, sensitivities, and all medications you are using. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. You should not breastfeed unless the doctor advises. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies. It is recommended not to drive or operate machinery as Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may cause tiredness and fatigue. It is recommended not to take alcoholic beverages while on Brivaracetam therapy.

Uses of Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's

Treatment of Partial-onset seizures

Medicinal Benefits

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medicines called anticonvulsants or anti-epileptics used to control partial-onset seizures in the treatment of epilepsy (fits). Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's consists of ‘Brivaracetam' that works by reducing the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby helping in controlling seizures.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Swallow it as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.Oral Solution: Shake the bottle well before each use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's

  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Malaise (General discomfort)
  • Hypersomnia (Excessive sleepiness)
  • Sedation
  • Lethargy (a lack of energy)
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (Spinning sensation)
  • Balance disorder
  • Ataxia (Impaired coordination)
  • Nystagmus (Involuntary eye movement)
  • Gait disturbance (a manner of walking or moving on foot)
  • Abnormal coordination

Drug Warnings

Before taking the Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's, inform your doctor about all your medical conditions, allergic conditions, and all medications you are using. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's, call your doctor. You should not breastfeed unless the doctor advises. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies or feel it worsens your condition. It is recommended not to drive or operate machinery as Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may cause tiredness and fatigue. It is recommended not to take alcoholic beverages while on Brivaracetam therapy. Do not stop Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's without first talking to a healthcare provider. Stopping the usage of Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's suddenly can cause serious problems. Sometimes, it may lead to seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may interact with other anticonvulsants (e.g. carbamazepine, phenytoin, levetiracetam), antibiotics (e.g. rifampin), opioid analgesics (e.g. buprenorphine, propoxyphene), anaesthetics (e.g. ketamine/esketamine) and medications are used to treat narcolepsy (e.g. sodium oxybate)

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may interact with disease various conditions, including liver/kidney impairment, suicidal tendency or ideation and lactose intolerance.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • LEVETIRACETAM
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • BUPRENORPHINE
  • PROPOXYPHENE
  • KETAMINE
  • ESKETAMINE
  • SODIUM OXYBATE

Habit Forming

Yes

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • ​A ketogenic diet (low in carbohydrates and high in fats) is recommended for children with epilepsy. This diet helps utilise fat instead of glucose for energy generation.
  • Atkins diet (high fat and controlled carbohydrates) is recommended for adolescents and adults.
  • Exercising regularly helps in maintaining weight and improving overall health. 
  • Rest well, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Meditation and yoga can help lower stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improves coping skills.
  • Have a seizure response plan, and help those around you know what to do.
  • Prepare your living area; small changes may reduce the risk of physical injury during a seizure.
  • Understand what triggers seizures are and try reducing or avoiding them.
  • Please pay attention to overall health, as it can help reduce seizure activity.
  • Install an alarm or emergency device to get assistance during a seizure attack.

Special Advise

  • Pay close attention to any changes in mood, behaviour, thoughts, or feelings, especially if they are sudden.
  • Maintain all scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare practitioner.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Partial-onset seizures: Partial-onset seizures are characterized by abnormal electrical activity in only one brain hemisphere. Common symptoms are involuntary muscle contractions, followed by relaxation on one side of the body, Hallucinations, uncontrolled head or eye movements, rapid heart rate, and a tingling sensation on the skin. The symptoms vary in each patient depending on the part of the brain affected.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

It is unsafe to consume alcohol since it may worsen the side effects like dizziness and sleepiness.

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Pregnancy

Caution

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies on pregnant women. Inform your doctor before receiving the Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

There has been no significant research on using Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's in breastfeeding/nursing moms. So, let your doctor know if you are a nursing mother before taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's; your doctor will decide whether Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's can be taken by breastfeeding mothers.

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Driving

Unsafe

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may cause somnolence (excess sleepiness) and fatigue (feeling overtired). It impacts your daily activities; hence avoid driving in such situations. Seek medical attention if the symptoms persist longer.

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Liver

Caution

Dose adjustments may be needed. So inform your doctor before receiving the Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's if you have a history of liver impairments.

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Kidney

Caution

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's is not recommended to be used in end-stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis. Inform your doctor before receiving the Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions.

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Children

Safe if prescribed

Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

No. 28 Sundar Industrial Estate,N.T.Y Layout Mysore Road , Bangalore - 560026, India
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FAQs

Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's contains Brivaracetam, an antiepileptic that attaches itself to specific sites (SV2A) on nerve cell surfaces. This activity may suppress the brain's abnormal activity and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.
No, Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's should not be stopped even if you start feeling better. Suddenly stopping the Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may cause continuous seizures, which can be difficult to control. To treat your condition effectually, continue taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's, your doctor will gradually reduce the dose to avoid precipitating seizures.
Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may cause suicidal thoughts such as killing or harming yourself. People taking Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's should be closely monitored for suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Speak with your doctor immediately if you need to.
Pay close attention to any changes in mood, behaviour, thoughts, or feelings, especially if they are sudden.
In rare cases, Brivapride-50 Tablet 10's may cause behavioural reactions, including psychotic symptoms, irritability, depression, aggressive behaviour, and anxiety. If you experience such symptoms, report to the doctor immediately.

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