Briviact is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat partial-onset seizures.
Partial-onset seizures occur when a part of your brain has unusual electrical activity. Symptoms can include muscle jerking or uncontrolled movements.
Briviact can be used alone or in combination with other medications.
Two forms of Briviact are an oral tablet and an oral liquid solution. These forms are approved for use in adults as well as children ages 4 years and older.
A third form of Briviact is an intravenous (IV) injection. This form is approved for use in adults as well as children ages 16 years and older. You’ll receive the IV injection from a healthcare professional in your doctor’s office or a hospital.
The active drug in Briviact is called brivaracetam. It belongs to a class of medications known as anticonvulsants. These drugs work to help prevent seizures from occurring.
Is Briviact a controlled substance?
Yes, Briviact is a schedule V controlled substance. This means that the drug is regulated by the government because it can be misused. The term “misuse” means using a medication differently than how it’s prescribed.
For information about the effectiveness of Briviact, see the “Briviact uses” section below.
Briviact is available only as a brand-name medication. It’s not currently available in generic form.
A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs.
Briviact can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while using Briviact. These lists do not include all possible side effects.
For more information about the possible side effects of Briviact, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.
Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Briviact, you can do so through MedWatch.
Mild side effects
Mild side effects* of Briviact can include:
- dizziness or trouble with coordination
- fatigue (lack of energy)
- nausea or vomiting
Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. But if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
* This is a partial list of mild side effects from Briviact. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view Briviact’s medication guide.
† For more information about these side effects, see “Side effect details” below.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Briviact aren’t common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
Serious side effects* can include:
* For more information about these side effects, see “Side effect details” below.
Side effect details
Here’s some detail on certain side effects this drug may cause.
Tiredness is a very common side effect that was reported in clinical studies of people using Briviact. To find out how often this side effect occurred, see the drug’s prescribing information.
You may be at an increased risk for feeling tired with higher doses of Briviact than usual.
Tiredness may occur when you first start using Briviact. Because of this, you should not drive or operate other machinery until you know how the drug affects you.
If Briviact makes you extremely tired, talk with your doctor about ways to ease this side effect. They may also recommend other medications that you can take for your seizures.
It’s important to know what to look for so mood changes and other psychotic symptoms can be treated. These changes and symptoms may include:
- anxiety or irritability
- anger or aggression
- mood swings
- paranoia (an unrealistic distrust of people or their actions)
If you have a history of mood disorders, tell your doctor before you start using Briviact. They may monitor you more often than usual or recommend a different drug for your seizures.
It’s important to tell your doctor right away if you experience any mood changes with Briviact. They may recommend treatment for your mood changes, or in some cases, a different medication for your seizures.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:
- skin rash
- flushing (temporary warmth, redness, or deepening of skin color)
A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:
- swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
- swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
- trouble breathing
Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Briviact, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.
Suicidal thoughts and behaviors
Briviact may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviors. Although this risk is rare,* it’s very important to understand the symptoms of suicidal thoughts or behaviors, so that you can get treatment right away. Symptoms may include:
- thoughts about suicide
- changes in mood or behaviors
It’s also important to talk with your doctor if you have or had suicidal thoughts or behaviors. They may monitor you more often than usual throughout your treatment with Briviact. Or they may recommend a different medication.
If you experience any suicidal thoughts or behaviors or mood changes while using Briviact, seek help immediately. Talk with your doctor right away or go to the hospital for treatment.
* To find out how often this side effect occurred in clinical studies, see the drug’s prescribing information.
If you know someone at immediate risk of self-harm, suicide, or hurting another person:
- Ask the tough question: “Are you considering suicide?”
- Listen to the person without judgment.
- Call 911 or the local emergency number, or text TALK to 741741 to communicate with a trained crisis counselor.
- Stay with the person until professional help arrives.
- Try to remove any weapons, medications, or other potentially harmful objects.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, a prevention hotline can help. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 988. During a crisis, people who are hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
Other drugs are available that can treat partial-onset seizures. Some may be a better fit for you than others. If you’re interested in finding an alternative to Briviact, talk with your doctor. They can tell you about other medications that may work well for you.
Note: Some of the drugs listed here are used off-label to treat these specific conditions. Off-label drug use is when a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is used for a purpose other than what it’s approved for.
Alternatives for partial-onset seizures
Examples of other drugs that may be used to treat partial-onset seizures include:
- carbamazepine (Tegretol)
- divalproex (Depakote)
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
- lamotrigine (Lamictal)
- levetiracetam (Keppra)
- topiramate (Topamax)
- lacosamide (Vimpat)
The Briviact dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include:
- the severity of the condition you’re using Briviact to treat
- your age, body weight, or both
- the form of Briviact you use
- other medical conditions you may have
Typically, your doctor will start you on a low dosage. Then they may adjust it over time to reach the amount that’s right for you. Your doctor will ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Drug forms and strengths
Here’s some information on the forms and strengths that Briviact comes in.
Oral tablet. This form is for use in adults as well as children ages 4 years and older. It comes in these strengths: 10 milligrams (mg), 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, and 100 mg.
Oral liquid solution. This form is also for use in adults as well as children ages 4 years and older. It comes in one strength: 10 mg of Briviact in 1 milliliter (mL) of liquid solution.
Intravenous (IV) injection. This form is for use in adults as well as children ages 16 years and older. It comes in one strength: 50 mg of Briviact in 5 mL of liquid solution. You’ll receive the IV injection from a healthcare professional in your doctor’s office or a hospital.
Dosages for partial-onset seizures
Here’s some information on the dosages for Briviact in treating partial-onset seizures.
Oral tablet and oral liquid solution
The oral tablet and oral liquid solution forms have the same dosages. The starting dosage for adults as well as children ages 16 years and older is 50 mg twice per day. Your doctor may adjust your dosing based on whether you have side effects and if the drug works for you.
For example, your doctor may have you first start taking 50 mg twice daily. They may then increase your dosage over time so that you take 75 mg twice daily, or 150 mg per day. This depends on your symptoms.
The minimum dosage of Briviact is 25 mg twice daily. The maximum dosage is 100 mg twice daily, or a total daily dose of 200 mg. Smaller doses may be used in children who weigh less than 110 pounds (about 50 kilograms).
The IV injection form of Briviact should be used only if you can’t take the drug by mouth. It should also be given only as a short-term option until you can take the drug by mouth again.
The dosing for the IV injection form of Briviact is the same as the dosing for the oral forms.
For example, you may take 50 mg of the oral tablet or oral liquid solution twice daily. If you need to switch to the IV injection form, you’ll typically receive 50 mg intravenously twice daily. You’ll receive the IV injection from a healthcare professional in your doctor’s office or a hospital.
If you have any liver conditions, your doctor may recommend a lower dose of Briviact than usual.
This is because Briviact is broken down by your liver. If you have a liver condition, your body may not be able to break down Briviact as it should. This can cause the level of the drug in your body to become too high, which can increase your risk for side effects. Be sure to tell your doctor about any liver conditions that you have before starting Briviact treatment.
Talking with your doctor
It’s very important that you do not stop using Briviact without first talking with your doctor. Stopping a seizure medication suddenly may cause seizures to occur more often than usual, or status epilepticus (seizures that don’t stop). If you want to stop using Briviact, your doctor will typically decrease your dose slowly so that your body can adjust.
The IV injection form of Briviact is for use in children ages 16 years and older. The dosing guidelines are the same as for adults. For details, see “Dosage for partial-onset seizures” above.
The oral tablet and oral liquid solution forms of Briviact are for use in children ages 4 years and older. The dosage to treat partial-onset seizures in children is based on your child’s body weight.
Below is a table of recommended dosing. “Kg” stands for “kilograms,” “lb” stands for pounds, “and “mg” stands for milligrams.
|Minimum and maximum maintenance dosage
|11 kg (about 24 lb) to less than 20 kg (about 44 lb)
|0.5 mg/kg to 1.25 mg/kg twice daily
|0.5 mg/kg to 2.5 mg/kg twice daily
|20 kg (about 44 lb) to less than 50 kg (about 110 lb)
|0.5 mg/kg to 1 mg/kg twice daily
|0.5 mg/kg to 2 mg/kg twice daily
|50 kg (about 110 lb) or more
|25 mg to 50 mg twice daily
|25 mg to 100 mg twice daily
|Children ages 16 years and older
|50 mg twice daily
|25 mg to 100 mg twice daily
If you have any questions about the correct dosing for your child, talk with your child’s doctor or pharmacist.
Note: It’s very important that you don’t have your child stop using Briviact without first talking with their doctor. Stopping the use of a seizure medication suddenly may cause seizures to occur more often than usual, or cause status epilepticus (seizures that don’t stop). If you want your child to stop using Briviact, your doctor will typically decrease the dose so that your child can adjust.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss taking a dose of Briviact, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip your missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
If you miss your dose and wonder when to take your next dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They should be able to recommend the best time for you to take your next dose.
To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or timer on your phone or downloading a reminder app.
Will I need to use this drug long term?
Briviact is meant to be used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Briviact is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely use it long term.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Briviact.
Does Briviact cause weight loss or weight gain?
No, Briviact shouldn’t cause you to gain or lose weight. In clinical trials, weight changes weren’t reported by people using this medication.
But other drugs that can be taken for seizure disorders may cause weight gain. In some cases, you may use Briviact in combination with these drugs to treat your condition. For example, divalproex (Depakote) can cause either weight loss or weight gain.
If you experience unexpected weight changes while using Briviact, talk with your doctor. They may be able to help determine the cause and suggest ways you can manage your weight.
Is hair loss a side effect of Briviact?
Other medications that can be used for seizure disorders may cause hair loss. In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you take these medications in combination with Briviact to treat your seizure disorder.
For example, both divalproex (Depakote) and lamotrigine (Lamictal) may cause hair loss to occur. If you take either of these medications in combination with Briviact and you have hair loss, divalproex or lamotrigine may be the cause.
Talk with your doctor if you experience hair loss while using Briviact. They may be able to help determine what may be causing the hair loss and suggest treatments.
Will Briviact cure my condition?
No, Briviact is not a cure for partial-onset seizures. But the drug can treat your condition so that you experience seizures less often. At this time, there is no cure for partial-onset seizures.
If you have other questions about Briviact and how it may help reduce the number of seizures you experience, talk with your doctor.
As with all medications, the cost of Briviact can vary. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.
Keep in mind that you may be able to get a 90-day supply of Briviact. If approved by your insurance company, getting a 90-day supply of the drug could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor or your insurance company.
Before approving coverage for Briviact, your insurance company may require you to get prior authorization. This means that your doctor and insurance company will need to communicate about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the prior authorization request and decide if the drug will be covered.
If you’re not sure if you’ll need to get prior authorization for Briviact, contact your insurance company.
Financial and insurance assistance
If you need financial support to pay for Briviact, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.
UCB, the manufacturer of Briviact, offers a patient savings card and a Patient Assistance Program. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 844-599-2273 or visit the manufacturer’s website.
Briviact may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to get your medication without leaving home.
If recommended by your doctor, you may be able to receive a 90-day supply of Briviact, so there’s less concern about running out of the medication. If you’re interested in this option, check with your doctor and your insurance company. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order medications.
If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about online pharmacy options.
Briviact is not available in a generic form. A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Briviact to treat certain conditions.
Briviact for partial-onset seizures
Briviact is approved by the FDA to treat partial-onset seizures in certain people.
The oral tablet and oral liquid solution forms are for use in adults as well as children ages 4 years and older.
The intravenous (IV) injection form is for use in adults as well as children ages 16 years and older. You’ll receive the IV injection from a healthcare professional in your doctor’s office or a hospital.
Partial-onset seizures explained
Partial-onset seizures can occur when a part of your brain has unusual electrical activity.
Symptoms of partial-onset seizures may differ for each person, but can include muscle jerking or uncontrolled movements. Symptoms can also include numbness or tingling of your skin as well as loss of awareness or consciousness.
The two different types of partial-onset seizures are:
- Simple partial seizures. With these seizures, you remain conscious and aware of what’s happening. You may have uncontrolled muscle movements, jerking, or stiffness.
- Complex partial seizures. With these seizures, you may not be aware of what’s happening around you. It may look like you’re staring. You may also perform activities over and over, such as repeating words out loud.
It’s not always known what causes partial-onset seizures to occur. But some people may have triggers that cause them, such as certain drugs. These drugs can include clomipramine (Anafranil) and bupropion (Wellbutrin SR and Wellbutrin XL).
Effectiveness for partial-onset seizures
Briviact is an effective medication to treat partial-onset seizures.
For information about how Briviact performed in clinical trials, see its prescribing information.
Briviact and children
Briviact is approved by the FDA to treat partial-onset seizures in certain people.
The oral tablet and oral liquid solution forms are for use in children ages 4 years and older.
The IV injection form is for use in children ages 16 years and older. They’ll receive the IV injection from a healthcare professional in their doctor’s office or a hospital.
It’s not known if the IV injection form is safe or effective in children younger than age 16 years. So this form of Briviact is not currently recommended for this age group.
Briviact is an effective treatment option for children with partial-onset seizures. For information about how the drug performed in children in clinical trials, see Briviact’s prescribing information.
Drug dependence is when your body gets used to having a drug, and you need the drug to continue to function as usual. Withdrawal symptoms can occur when you stop taking a drug that you were dependent on.
Briviact is used to treat partial-onset seizures in certain people. These seizures may occur when a part of your brain has unusual electrical activity.
At this time, it’s not known exactly what Briviact’s mechanism of action is in treating partial-onset seizures. (A drug’s mechanism of action is the way a drug works.)
But it’s believed that Briviact acts on a protein in your brain called synaptic vesicle protein 2A (SV2A). In this location, the drug may work to stop seizures.
How long does it take to work?
Briviact begins working in your body as soon as you take a dose. But it’s possible that it may take you longer to notice the effects of Briviact. This is because the drug works to decrease the number of seizures that you have. It may take time before you observe that you’re having seizures less often than usual.
If you don’t notice a difference in your seizure frequency, talk with your doctor. You shouldn’t stop using Briviact without first talking with them. Stopping treatment suddenly may cause seizures to occur more often than usual, or status epilepticus (seizures that don’t stop). Your doctor may need to slowly decrease your dose of Briviact.
What’s the half-life of Briviact?
The half-life of Briviact is about 9 hours. (The half-life is the amount of time that it takes for your body to remove half a dose of the drug from your system.) It should take about 2 days for your body to fully remove Briviact.
Drinking alcohol while using Briviact may increase your risk for side effects.* You may experience more side effects from Briviact, including dizziness and feeling very tired. You may also have more severe side effects from alcohol than usual, such as attention and memory problems.
If you drink alcohol, talk with your doctor about how much, if any, is safe for you to consume while using Briviact.
*For more information about the possible side effects of Briviact, see the “Briviact side effects” section above.
Briviact can interact with several other medications.
Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase the number of side effects or make them more severe.
Briviact and other medications
Below is a list of medications that can interact with Briviact. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Briviact.
Before using Briviact, talk with your doctor and pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you use. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.
If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can interact with Briviact include:
- Rifampin (Rimactane). Taking rifampin in combination with Briviact may lower the level of Briviact in your body. So if you also use rifampin, your doctor may need to increase your dose of Briviact.
- Carbamazepine (Tegretol). Briviact may increase the level of carbamazepine in your system. If you take these medications together, your doctor will monitor you for side effects. They may also recommend decreasing your dose of carbamazepine.
- Phenytoin (Dilantin). Briviact may increase the level of phenytoin in your body. Because of this, your doctor will typically check your phenytoin level throughout your treatment with Briviact. Based on the results, they may also recommend a lower dose of phenytoin than usual.
It’s thought that Briviact and another seizure drug called levetiracetam (Keppra) work in a similar way. In clinical studies, taking Briviact in combination with levetiracetam didn’t treat seizures better than taking levetiracetam alone.
Briviact and herbs and supplements
There aren’t any herbs or supplements that have been specifically reported to interact with Briviact. But you should still talk with your doctor or pharmacist before using any of these products while using Briviact.
Briviact and foods
There aren’t any foods that have been specifically reported to interact with Briviact. If you have any questions about eating certain foods with Briviact, talk with your doctor.
It’s not known if Briviact is safe to use during pregnancy. This is because there haven’t been studies of the drug during pregnancy.
Animal studies show that Briviact may harm a developing fetus. This can include decreased growth or pregnancy loss. It’s important to note that animal studies don’t always predict what will happen in humans.
If you become pregnant during treatment with Briviact, be sure to talk with your doctor right away. Together, you can decide if you should continue taking the medication throughout your pregnancy or switch to a different drug.
Pregnancy registry for Briviact
If you use Briviact during your pregnancy, talk with your doctor about registering for the pregnancy registry.
A pregnancy registry is a collection of information about people who have taken certain medications during pregnancy. The registry keeps track of side effects or problems that a medication may or may not cause during pregnancy.
The pregnancy registry for Briviact is called the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry. To sign up or learn more, visit the registry website or call 888-233-2334.
Using more than the recommended dosage of Briviact can lead to serious side effects.
Do not use more Briviact than your doctor recommends.
Symptoms of an overdose can include:
What to do in case of overdose
If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. But if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
In some cases, you may use Briviact as monotherapy for your partial-onset seizures. (“Monotherapy” refers to treatment that’s used alone.) It’s also possible that your doctor will recommend using Briviact in combination with other medications.
Sometimes, medications may work better when they are used together to treat seizure conditions. Examples of some medications that may be used in combination with Briviact include:
- lamotrigine (Lamictal)
- oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
- topiramate (Topamax)
- valproic acid (Valproate)
Before you start using Briviact, talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for your condition.
You should use Briviact according to the instructions your doctor or other healthcare professional gives you.
Briviact is available in three different forms: an oral tablet, an oral liquid solution, and an intravenous (IV) injection.
Oral tablet. You swallow Briviact oral tablets twice daily. They should be swallowed whole along with liquid. You can take the tablets with or without food.
Oral liquid solution. This form is measured out using a dosing spoon or cup, which is available from your pharmacy. It can be taken with or without food. Do not use household teaspoons or tablespoons to measure your dose. The oral solution of Briviact may also be given through certain feeding tubes, called nasogastric tubes or gastrostomy tubes, if needed.
After the oral solution bottle is opened, it should be used within 5 months. If you don’t finish the bottle within 5 months of opening it, you should discard the remaining solution.
IV injection. This form of Briviact is only used in adults and children ages 16 years and older. It should be administered by a doctor or another healthcare professional. This is because it is injected into your vein. It’s usually injected over a time period of between 2 minutes and 15 minutes.
Note: For information about dosage, see the “Briviact dosage” section above.
When to use
Regardless of the form of Briviact your doctor prescribes, you’ll likely use the drug twice daily.
To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or timer on your phone or downloading a reminder app.
Taking Briviact with food
You can take Briviact oral tablets or oral liquid solution with or without food. But you should take the oral tablets with liquid.
A healthcare professional will give you the IV injection form of Briviact if you can’t take the drug by mouth.
If you have questions about taking Briviact with food, talk with your doctor.
Can Briviact tablets be crushed, split, or chewed?
No, you should not crush, split, or chew Briviact tablets. You should swallow them whole with liquid.
If you have difficulty swallowing your Briviact tablets, talk with your doctor. They may be able to switch you to the oral liquid solution form of Briviact, which may be easier for you to take.
It’s not known if Briviact is safe to use during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re using Briviact.
For more information about using Briviact during pregnancy, see the “Briviact and pregnancy” section above.
It’s not known if Briviact is a safe treatment option for people who are breastfeeding. There’s not enough information to determine if Briviact passes into breast milk or what effects the drug may have on a child who is breastfed.
Briviact was present in the breast milk of pregnant animals who were given the medication. But animal studies don’t always indicate what will happen in humans.
If you’re breastfeeding or thinking about it, talk with your doctor before starting Briviact treatment. They can recommend healthy ways to feed your child and advise you on the best treatment option for your condition.
Before using Briviact, talk with your doctor about your health history. Briviact may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:
Depression, mood conditions, or suicidal thoughts or behaviors. If you have or had changes in mood, including depression or suicidal thoughts or behaviors, talk with your doctor before using Briviact. The drug may worsen these conditions. Your doctor may recommend more frequent monitoring than usual. Or they may suggest a different medication to treat your seizures.
Liver problems. Briviact is removed from your body by your liver. If you have any liver problems, your system may not be able to remove the drug as quickly as it should. This could raise the level of Briviact in your system, which can increase your side effects.
If you have any liver conditions, tell your doctor before starting Briviact. They’ll likely recommend a lower dose of medication than usual. They may also monitor you more often than usual for side effects of Briviact.
A history of drug or alcohol misuse. Briviact has the potential to be misused. If you currently misuse drugs or alcohol or have in the past, talk with your doctor before you start using Briviact. They may recommend more frequent monitoring than usual. Or they may prescribe a different medication to treat your seizures.
Allergic reaction. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Briviact or any of its ingredients, you shouldn’t use Briviact. Ask your doctor what other medications are better options for you.
Pregnancy. It’s not known if Briviact is safe to use during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor before using Briviact. For more information, see the “Briviact and pregnancy” section above.
Breastfeeding. It’s not known if Briviact is safe to use while you are breastfeeding, or what effects it may have on a child who is breastfed. For more information, see the “Briviact and breastfeeding” section above.
Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Briviact, see the “Briviact side effects” section above.
When you get Briviact from the pharmacy, the pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on the package. This date is typically 1 year from the date they dispensed the medication.
The expiration date helps guarantee that the medication is effective during this time. The
How long a medication remains good to use can depend on many factors, including how and where you store the medication.
You should store Briviact oral tablets and oral liquid at 77°F (25°C). If needed, you can store these forms for a short time between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C).
If you no longer need to use Briviact and have leftover medication, it’s important to dispose of it safely. This helps prevent others, including children and pets, from taking the drug by accident. It also helps keep the drug from harming the environment.
Keep in mind that you should dispose of Briviact oral liquid solution 5 months after you first open the bottle.
This article provides several useful tips on medication disposal. You can also ask your pharmacist for information about how to dispose of your medication.
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