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Perampanel General Information
Fycompa (Perampanel) is for the treatment of certain types of seizures. It includes focal and generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
A focal tonic-clonic seizure starts in a limited area on one side of the brain. It spreads to involve both sides. Generalized tonic-clonic seizure starts on both sides of the brain.
This used where someone has repeated fits or seizures. It has been given by your doctor to lessen the number of seizures that you have.
How does Fycompa (Perampanel) work?
Fycompa (Perampanel) works by calming the electrical activity in the brain. It inhibits epileptic fits by preventing excessive electrical activity in the brain. It blocks the action of glutamate, which is a neurotransmitter found in nerve cells.
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are stored in nerve cells. It is also involved in transmitting messages between the nerve cells.
This medication decreases the ability of glutamate to excite the nerve cells. It is by blocking glutamate receptors on the nerve cells in the brain. This is thought to help stabilize the electrical activity in the brain. That it prevents epileptic fits.
Why use Fycompa (Perampanel)?
Fycompa contains an active ingredient of Perampanel. It belongs to the group of medicines called anti-epileptics. This comes as a tablet for oral use. Each film-coated tablet has the strengths of 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg, 8 mg, 10 mg, and 12 mg. The tablets are round and biconvex. This was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Fycompa (Perampanel)?
The dosage depends on your medical condition and response to the treatment. Remember to take it exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take it more than the prescription to avoid some complications.
It is usually taken once a day at bedtime. It is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Remember to take it at the same time every day.
What are the side-effects of Fycompa (Perampanel)?
- Joint pain
- Weight gain
- Back pain
- Problems maintaining balance
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
- Be sure to tell your doctor about all the products you use (herbal, prescription or non-prescriptions drugs).
- Let your doctor know if you are allergic to it. This may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place to avoid some contaminations.