Xcopri vs. Cerebyx

Are Xcopri and Cerebyx the Same Thing?

Xcopri (cenobamate tablets) and Cerebyx (fosphenytoin sodium) Injection are antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used to treat seizures.

Xcopri is used to treat partial-onset seizures in adult patients.

Cerebyx is used to prevent or control seizures. Cerebyx is used only for a short time, such as 5 days, when other forms of phenytoin cannot be given.

Side effects of Xcopri and Cerebyx that are similar include drowsiness, dizziness, double vision, and headache.

Side effects of Xcopri that are different from Cerebyx include fatigue.

Side effects of Cerebyx that are different from Xcopri include nausea, vomiting, constipation, dry mouth, itching, tremor, muscle weakness, loss of coordination, ringing in your ears, pain in your hips or back, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin), low blood pressure, fast heart rate, spinning sensation, and changes in taste.

Both Xcopri and Cerebyx may interact with other antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and oral contraceptives.

Xcopri may also interact with CYP2B6 and CYP3A substrates, CYP2C19 substrates, other drugs that shorten the QT interval, alcohol, and other CNS depressants.

Cerebyx may also interact with disulfiram, hormone replacement therapy, phenothiazines, methylphenidate, barbiturates, stomach acid reducers, sedatives, sulfa drugs, reserpine, blood thinners, digoxin, furosemide, steroids, theophylline, valproic acid, divalproex sodium, antibiotics, and antidepressants.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Xcopri?

Common side effects of Xcopri include:

  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • fatigue,
  • double vision, and
  • headache

What Are Possible Side Effects of Cerebyx?

Common side effects of Cerebyx include:

  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • headache,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • constipation,
  • dry mouth,
  • itching,
  • tremor,
  • muscle weakness,
  • loss of coordination,
  • ringing in your ears,
  • pain in your hips or back,
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin),
  • low blood pressure,
  • fast heart rate,
  • spinning sensation,
  • double vision, and
  • changes in taste.

What Is Xcopri?

Xcopri (cenobamate tablets) is an antiepileptic drug (AED) used to treat partial-onset seizures in adult patients.

What Is Cerebyx?

Cerebyx (fosphenytoin sodium) Injection is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant, used to prevent or control seizures. Cerebyx is used only for a short time, such as 5 days, when other forms of phenytoin cannot be given.

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What Drugs Interact With Xcopri?

Xcopri may interact with other medicines such as:

  • antiepileptic drugs (AEDs),
  • CYP2B6 and CYP3A substrates,
  • CYP2C19 substrates,
  • oral contraceptives,
  • other drugs that shorten the QT interval,
  • alcohol, and
  • other CNS depressants

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received.

What Drugs Interact With Cerebyx?

Cerebyx may interact with other medicines such as:

  • disulfiram,
  • birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy,
  • phenothiazines,
  • methylphenidate,
  • barbiturates,
  • stomach acid reducers,
  • sedatives,
  • sulfa drugs,
  • reserpine,
  • carbamazepine,
  • blood thinners,
  • digoxin,
  • furosemide,
  • steroids,
  • theophylline,
  • valproic acid,
  • divalproex sodium,
  • antibiotics, or
  • antidepressants

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Xcopri Be Taken?

The recommended initial dosage of Xcopri is 12.5 mg once daily, adjusted to the recommended maintenance dosage of 200 mg once daily.

How Should Cerebyx Be Taken?

Cerebyx is only given as needed under a physician's supervision. Dose is determined based on the patient's condition and body weight.

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References
SK Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. Xcopri.

www.xcopri.com

Pfizer. Cerebyx Product Information.

www.pfizermedicalinformation.com/en-us/cerebyx/dosage-admin

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