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Fycompa is used as a complementary treatment for a special type of seizures called partial-onset seizures, with or without secondarily generalized seizures in adult patients and adolescents (12 years of age or older) with a diagnosis of epilepsy. It’s also used as a complementary treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in adult patients and adolescents (12 years of age or older) with a diagnosis of idiopathic generalized epilepsy.
There are no contraindications.
The most commonly reported side effects are dizziness (16-43%), somnolence (9-18%), headache (11-13%), fatigue (8-12%) and irritability (4-12%). The following side effects were reported in 10% or less of patients:
There have been reports of severe and/or life-threatening behavioral and psychiatric side effects, such as irritability, anger, aggression, threats, homicidal ideation, hostility.
These may happen either with or without the presence of a prior psychiatric history, prior aggressive behavior, or the simultaneous use of medications that are associated with hostility and aggression.
Antiepileptic medications increase the risk of suffering from suicidal thoughts or behavior. There is also an increased risk of falls while taking this medication.
Eisai Europe Ltd., UK
Also known as: Perampanel, Pyxis