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Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's

Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's belongs to a group of medications called 'anti-convulsant' primarily used in the prevention of partial-onset seizures in people with epilepsy (fits). Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. In epilepsy the brain's electrical rhythms become imbalanced, resulting in recurrent seizures. In patients with seizures, the typical brain electrical pattern is disrupted by sudden bursts of electrical impulses that affect an individual’s consciousness, movements, or sensations.

Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's contains '‘Brivaracetam' that reduces the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. Thus, Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby controlling seizures.

You are advised to take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you depending on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience certain common side-effects such as dizziness, tiredness, vertigo (feeling of spinning), nausea, headache, common cold, cough, constipation, and loss of balance or coordination. 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 Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed. Please do not stop taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor to avoid worsening of seizures. Do not take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding unless prescribed by a doctor.  Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's is not recommended to children unless prescribed. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's should not be given to children unless prescribed. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies. Keep your doctor informed about your health condition and medicines to rule out any side-effects.

Uses of Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's

Epilepsy (fits)

Medicinal Benefits

Brivasure-25 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). Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's consists of ‘Brivaracetam' that works by reducing the electrical impulses and subsequent firing of the nerve impulses that cause fits. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's decreases the excessive and abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby helping in controlling seizures. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's (oral) should be used in adults and children above 4 years of age, and the Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's (injection) should be used in children above 16 years old.

Directions for Use

The name comes in a variety of dosage forms, depending on the medical condition, your doctor may suggest.Oral Tablet: Do not chew, break, or crush the tablet; swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's at the same time every day.Injection: Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's will be administered by a healthcare professional. Do not self-administer.Oral Liquid: Shake the bottle well and take the prescribed dose/quantity by mouth using the measuring cup provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Vertigo (feeling of spinning)
  • Constipation
  • Irritability
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Decreased appetite
  • Loss of coordination/balance

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's if you are known to be allergic to Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's. Inform your doctor if you have suicidal ideation or behaviour symptoms, drug addiction, chronic lung diseases, muscle weakness, heart problems, liver/kidney impairment. Do not stop taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor to avoid precipitating seizures. Avoid intake of Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy or nursing mothers unless prescribed by the doctor. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's should not be given to children unless prescribed. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's causes drowsiness and dizziness, so drive only if you are alert. Avoid consuming alcohol along with Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's as it could lead to increased dizziness and sleepiness. Taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's with opioids analgesics or pain killers like oxycodone can cause respiratory failure, coma, and even leading to death, so avoid its intake together. If you are taking any sleeping pills or tranquillizers, let your doctor know about this as Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's interacts with these drugs to cause sleepiness, drowsiness, and dizziness and affect your daily activity. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's contain lactose (a type of sugar), If you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's may be habit-forming. Misuse can cause addiction, overdose, or death.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's may interact with other anticonvulsants (carbamazepine, phenytoin, levetiracetam, gabapentin, lamotrigine, pregabalin, topiramate), anti-anxiety (alprazolam, estazolam, midazolam, lorazepam, diazepam, clonazepam)antibiotics (rifampicin), painkiller (propoxyphene, buprenorphine, morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, tramadol, codeine), antipsychotic (lithium), anti-coagulant (warfarin), antihistamine (diphenhydramine, cetirizine), a medicine used to treat symptoms of narcolepsy (sodium oxybate).

Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's as it might cause increased dizziness and sleepiness. Herbal preparations containing St. John's wort should be avoided while taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's.

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have suicidal ideation or behavior, drug addiction, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, heart problems, liver/kidney impairment, inform your doctor before taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • LEVETIRACETAM
  • GABAPENTIN
  • LAMOTRIGINE
  • PREGABALIN
  • TOPIRAMATE
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • ESTAZOLAM
  • MIDAZOLAM
  • LORAZEPAM
  • DIAZEPAM
  • CLONAZEPAM
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • BUPRENORPHINE
  • MORPHINE
  • FENTANYL
  • OXYCODONE
  • TRAMADOL
  • CODEINE
  • LITHIUM
  • WARFARIN
  • DIPHENHYDRAMINE
  • CETIRIZINE
  • SODIUM OXYBATE
  • PROPOXYPHENE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

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

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's is a category C pregnancy drug. Avoid taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's if you are pregnant unless prescribed by a doctor. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding this, your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      The safe use of Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's in breastfeeding mothers has not yet been established. So, it should be used in breastfeeding women only when prescribed by a doctor. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's. However, it is not recommended please consult your doctor before starting Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience dizziness or drowsiness while using Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's can also sometimes cause blurry/double vision, hence avoid driving in such situations. Seek medical attention if the symptoms persist longer.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have or had a history of liver disease/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have or had a history of kidney disease/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's (oral) is not recommended for children below the age of 4 years. Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's injection form is not recommended for children below16 years of age.

    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 in utilizing fat instead of glucose for the generation of energy.
    • Atkins diet (high fay and controlled carbohydrates) is recommended for adolescents and adults.
    • Exercising regularly helps in maintaining weight and improving overall health. 
    • Rest well, get plenty of sleep.
    • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
    • Meditation and yoga can help lower the stress, decrease pain sensitivity and improves coping skills.
    • Have a seizure response plan, 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 and try reducing or avoiding them.
    • Please pay attention to overall health as it can help in reducing seizure activity.
    • Install an alarm or emergency device to get assistance during a seizure attack.

    Special Advise

    Do not take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's for a prolonged time, it may lead to mental or physical dependence on Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's.

    Your doctor may advice regular eye examination as Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's may cause loss of coordination, rapid/uncontrollable eye movements.

    Other Information (BRI0547)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a sudden rush of electricity in the brain. It is a disorder of the nervous system which occurs due to disturbed nerve cell activity in the brain. Seizures are of two types: generalized and partial seizures. Generalized seizures affect the entire brain, whereas partial seizures affect only a part of the brain. Seizures can cause uncontrollable muscle twitches and spasms. Stronger seizures may cause people to become confused or unconscious. Possible causes include high fever, trauma, genetic disorder, brain injury, or stroke.

    FAQs

    Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's contains Brivaracetam is an antiepileptic that works by attaching itself to specific sites (SV2A) on nerve cell's surfaces. This suppresses the brain's abnormal activity in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.

    You should not take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's if you have liver disease, kidney disease, porphyria (an inherited disease that affects haemoglobin biosynthesis), alcohol dependence, and suicidal thoughts.

    No, Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's should not be stopped even if you start feeling better. Suddenly stopping the Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's may cause continuous seizures which can be difficult to control. To treat your condition effectually continue taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's for as long as prescribed. Do not be reluctant to speak with your doctor if you feel any difficulty while taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's, your doctor will gradually reduce the dose to avoid precipitating seizures.

    Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's may change the results of liver enzymes, salts, and sugars shown up on urine and blood tests. Inform the person doing the tests that you are taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's.

    Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's may cause suicidal thoughts such as killing or harming yourself. People taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's should be closely monitored for suicidal thoughts or behaviour. Speak with your doctor immediately if you experience suicidal tendencies.

    Do not take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's if you recently had a heart attack. In some cases, Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's causes irregular heartbeat. Consult your doctor before taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's if you have any heart problems.

    No, you are not recommended to take Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's with tramadol as co-administration of these medicines may cause breathing problems, drowsiness, and even lead to a stage of coma. So, before using Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's with pain killers like oxycodone or any other opioids analgesics, you are advised to contact your doctor so that the dosage may be adjusted accordingly to use safely.

    Some people have become addicted to Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's after taking it for a long time. If you experience this, you will have withdrawal symptoms after you stop taking medicine. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned you are becoming physically dependant on Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's.

    Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's may cause thinning of the bones (osteopenia) or bone loss (osteoporosis). People taking Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's should talk to their doctor about the use of calcium, vitamin D, and exercise to help strengthen bones. Blood tests and a test to check the strength of your bones may be recommended.

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    Brivasure-25 Tablet 10's

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