Find out detailed description, uses, directions of use, side effects, warnings and precautions, frequently asked questions about Brevipil 50 Tablet
Brevipil Tablet is an anti-convulsant medicine. It contains an active ingredient called Brivaracetam. Brevipil is used in the treatment of seizures in an individual with epilepsy. It is a brain-related disorder that can result in abnormal brain activity, loss of consciousness and sensation. Brevipil Tablet works by stabilizing the abnormal conduction of signals in the brain. It is also advised not to drive just after taking this medicine, as it may cause symptoms like sleepiness, dizziness and lack of coordination etc. You should tell the physician if you have a liver or kidney problem. You should also discuss about your pregnancy or if you are a breastfeeding mother. Abrupt withdrawal of this medicine can cause serious problems and may increase the frequency of seizure or fits.
Brevipil 50 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.
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.
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
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.
Q: What is a partial seizure?
A: When an abnormal electrical activity involves only one part of the brain, that is called 'partial-onset seizures'. In partial seizures, the person remains alert and does not lose consciousness. It only lasts for a few seconds to less than 2 minutes.
Q: What precaution should I take during the treatment?
A: Do not stop taking Brevipil Tablet abruptly without the advice of your doctor. A sudden withdrawal of this medicine can cause serious problems and also may lead to an increase in the frequency of seizure or fits or attacks.
Tell your doctor if you experience any unusual behaviour or thoughts of harming or killing yourself while taking this medicine.
Q: Can Brevipil Tablet be cut in half?
A: No, you should take this medicine as a whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet before swallowing.
Q: What should I avoid while taking Brevipil Tablet?
A: It is strictly advised not to drive until you know how this medicine affects you. As it may cause dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness and lack of coordination.
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