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Roweepra vs. Briviact

Are Roweepra and Briviact the Same Thing?

Roweepra (levetiracetam) and Briviact (brivaracetam) are antiseizure (antiepileptic) drugs indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures with epilepsy.

Roweepra is also used to treat myoclonic seizures in patients 12 years of age and older with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients 6 years of age and older with idiopathic generalized epilepsy.

Side effects of Roweepra and Briviact that are similar include drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, and irritability.

Side effects of Roweepra that are different from Briviact include weakness, infection, aggression, stuffy nose, and decreased appetite.

Side effects of Briviact that are different from Roweepra include sedation, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance or coordination, and constipation.

Roweepra may interact with other drugs.

Briviact may interact with rifampin, carbamazepine, and phenytoin.

Antiepileptic drugs, including Roweepra and Briviact, should be withdrawn gradually to minimize the potential of increased seizure frequency.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Roweepra?

Common side effects of Roweepra include:

  • drowsiness,
  • weakness,
  • infection, and
  • dizziness.

Common side effects of Roweepra in children include:

  • fatigue,
  • aggression,
  • stuffy nose,
  • decreased appetite, and
  • irritability.

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including Roweepra, increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in patients taking these drugs for any indication. Tell your doctor if this occurs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Briviact?

Common side effects of Briviact include:

  • drowsiness,
  • sedation,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • loss of balance or coordination,
  • irritability, and
  • constipation

Antiepileptic drugs, including Briviact, may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in patients taking these drugs. Tell your doctor immediately if this occurs.

What Is Roweepra?

Roweepra (levetiracetam) is an antiseizure (antiepileptic) drug indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients one month of age and older with epilepsy, myoclonic seizures in patients 12 years of age and older with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients 6 years of age and older with idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Roweepra is available in generic form.

What Is Briviact?

Briviact (brivaracetam) is an antiepileptic drug (AED) indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 16 years of age and older with epilepsy.

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What Drugs Interact With Roweepra?

Roweepra may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Briviact?

Briviact may interact with rifampin, carbamazepine, and phenytoin.

How Should Roweepra Be Taken?

The Roweepra dosing regimen depends on the indication, age group, dosage form (tablets or oral solution), and renal function.

How Should Briviact Be Taken?

The recommended starting dosage of Briviact is 50 mg twice daily. Based on individual patient tolerability and therapeutic response, the dosage of Briviact may be adjusted down to 25 mg twice daily (50 mg per day) or up to 100 mg twice daily (200 mg per day).

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Reviewed on 10/15/2019
References
Dailymed. Roweepra Product Information

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=eb66dee6-1d92-4b2d-ae4a-232faf129f24

UCB. Briviact Product Information.

https://www.briviact.com
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