Advice

following an abbreviated submission:

brivaracetam (Briviact®) is accepted for restricted use within NHSScotland.

Indication under review: Adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondary generalisation in children from 4 years to ≤15 years of age with epilepsy.

SMC restriction: for use in patients with refractory epilepsy and treatment should be initiated by physicians who have appropriate experience in the treatment of epilepsy.

SMC has previously accepted brivaracetam for restricted use as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondary generalisation in adult and adolescent patients from 16 years of age with epilepsy.

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Medicine details

Medicine name:
brivaracetam (Briviact)
SMC ID:
SMC2113
Indication:
Treatment of partial onset seizures with our without secondary generalisation in children from 4 years of age to 15.
Pharmaceutical company
UCB Pharma Ltd
BNF chapter
Central nervous system
Submission type
Abbreviated submission
Status
Accepted, Restricted
Date advice published:
10 December 2018