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Brivaracetam for epilepsy

Hellerslia, Van, PharmD, BCPS, CACP; Asistido, Janine Mari; Iyamu, Abiemwense

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: May 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - p 21–22
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000554748.77547.f8
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ABSTRACT More than a third of patients with epilepsy cannot achieve freedom from seizures despite taking multiple medications. This article compares brivaracetam to levetiracetam, and provides guidelines for the safe and effective use of brivaracetam.

Van Hellerslia is a clinical assistant professor in the Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pa. Janine Mari Asistido and Abiemwense Iyamu are students in the doctor of pharmacy program at Temple University. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Mary Lou Brubaker, PharmD, PA-C, department editor

Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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