Audit of Brivaracetam in a Secondary Level Epilepsy Service (2019)

Type of publication:
Poster presentation

Rowe, J., Youssef, C., Tittensor, P., Manfredonia, F., *Smyth, C., Doherty, C.

Poster presentation at ILAE British Branch Annual Scientific Meeting, 2-4 October 2019, Birmingham

A multicentre audit of the use Brivaracetam was carried out. Data were collated from 3 sites, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Brivaracetam has shown efficacy and good tolerability and our experience suggests that it is a suitable add-on treatment for patients with refractory focal epilepsy. The very low rate of discontinuation for mood or behaviour reasons, particularly in the ID patients, indicates that it has the potential to be a positive choice for people with ID where issues have been noted on other medications, most notably Levetiracetam.