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Brivaracetam Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Brivaracetam is also known as: Briviact

Brivaracetam Pregnancy Warnings

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk.

US FDA pregnancy category: C

-In animal studies, this drug produced evidence of developmental toxicity at plasma exposures greater than clinical exposures. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.
-For all antiepileptic drugs, it has been shown that in the offspring of treated women with epilepsy, the prevalence of malformations is 2 to 3 times greater than the rate of approximately 3% in the general population. In the treated population, an increase in malformations has been noted with polytherapy; however, the extent to which the treatment and/or the underlying condition is responsible has not been elucidated.
-Discontinuation of antiepileptic treatments may result in exacerbation of the disease which could be harmful to the mother and the fetus.

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Brivaracetam Breastfeeding Warnings

A decision should be made to discontinue breastfeeding or discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Yes

Comments:
-The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.
-When this drug is coadministered with carbamazepine, the amount of carbamazepine-epoxide excreted in breast milk could increase. There is insufficient data to determine the clinical significance.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Briviact (brivaracetam)." UCB Pharma Inc, Smyrna, GA.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Briviact (brivaracetam)." UCB Pharma Inc, Smyrna, GA.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

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