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in adult

Veronica is an actual patient
living with focal seizures.

One year after beginning BRIVIACT, ~8 out of 10 patients
were still on treatment1

Kaplan-Meier curve of adult patients remaining on treatment
in a pooled study1

Percentage of adult patients remaining on treatment graphPercentage of adult patients remaining on treatment graph

Adapted from Toledo et al, 2016.

Five years post-initiation, more than half of patients were still taking BRIVIACT1

About the analysis:

  • The analysis was focused on time to discontinuation among patients uncontrolled by 1-3 ASMs1
    • Patients who discontinued due to a lack of efficacy and adverse events were included1
    • Patients who discontinued for other reasons were censored1
  • These retention data are based on Kaplan-Meier analyses of how long patients remained on BRIVIACT. Conclusions of long-term efficacy or safety should not be drawn based on this data
  • Limited exposure was seen at the later time points; 41 patients (1.7%) continued treatment for ≥8 years, and 3 patients (0.1%) continued for ≥8.5 years1
Study Design1
  • Adult patients with epilepsy from Phase 2b and Phase 3 trials, uncontrolled by 1-3 ASMs
  • Patients continued into an open-label, long-term (5-year analysis), follow-up trial, taking BRIVIACT 50-200 mg/day (N=2,051)

ASM=antiseizure medication.

Explore the efficacy, including seizure
freedom data, of BRIVIACT

Reference: 1. Toledo M, Whitesides J, Schiemann J, et al. Safety, tolerability, and seizure control during long-term treatment with adjunctive brivaracetam for partial-onset seizures. Epilepsia. 2016;57(7):1139-1151. doi:10.1111/epi.13416


BRIVIACT® (brivaracetam) CV is indicated for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 1 month of age and older.

Important Safety Information


  • Suicidal Behavior and Ideation: Antiepileptic drugs, including BRIVIACT, increase the risk of suicidal behavior and ideation. Monitor patients taking BRIVIACT for the emergence or worsening of depression; unusual changes in mood or behavior; or suicidal thoughts, behavior, or self-harm. Advise patients, their caregivers, and/or families to be alert for these behavioral changes and report them immediately to a healthcare provider.
  • Neurological Adverse Reactions: BRIVIACT causes somnolence, fatigue, dizziness, and disturbance in coordination. Somnolence and fatigue-related adverse reactions were reported in 25% of adult patients taking at least 50 mg per day of BRIVIACT compared to 14% of adult patients taking placebo. Dizziness and disturbance in gait and coordination were reported in 16% of adult patients taking at least 50 mg per day of BRIVIACT compared to 10% of adult patients taking placebo. The risk is greatest early in treatment but can occur at any time. Monitor patients for these signs and symptoms and advise them not to drive or operate machinery until they have gained sufficient experience on BRIVIACT.
  • Psychiatric Adverse Reactions: BRIVIACT causes psychiatric adverse reactions, including non-psychotic and psychotic symptoms. These events were reported in approximately 13% of adult patients taking at least 50 mg per day of BRIVIACT compared to 8% of adult patients taking placebo. A total of 1.7% of adult patients taking BRIVIACT discontinued treatment due to psychiatric reactions compared to 1.3% of patients taking placebo. Psychiatric adverse reactions were also observed in open-label pediatric trials and were generally similar to those observed in adults. Advise patients to report these symptoms immediately to a healthcare provider.
  • Hypersensitivity: BRIVIACT can cause hypersensitivity reactions. Bronchospasm and angioedema have been reported. Discontinue BRIVIACT if a patient develops a hypersensitivity reaction after treatment. BRIVIACT is contraindicated in patients with a prior hypersensitivity reaction to brivaracetam or any of the inactive ingredients.
  • Withdrawal of Antiepileptic Drugs: As with all antiepileptic drugs, BRIVIACT should generally be withdrawn gradually because of the risk of increased seizure frequency and status epilepticus.


  • Dose adjustments are recommended for patients with all stages of hepatic impairment.
  • When BRIVIACT is co-administered with rifampin, an increase in the BRIVIACT dose is recommended.


In adult adjunctive therapy placebo-controlled clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (at least 5% for BRIVIACT and at least 2% more frequently than placebo) were somnolence and sedation, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea and vomiting symptoms. Adverse reactions reported in clinical studies of pediatric patients were generally similar to those in adult patients. Adverse reactions with BRIVIACT injection in adult and pediatric patients were generally similar to those observed with BRIVIACT tablets. Other adverse events that occurred in adult patients who received BRIVIACT injection included dysgeusia, euphoric mood, feeling drunk, and infusion site pain.

BRIVIACT is a Schedule V controlled substance.

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