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Published: 5/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Fycompa Tablets 4mg
 Active ingredient:
Perampanel Hydrate
 Dosage form:
red tablet, diameter: 8.1 mm, thickness: 4.2 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(face)フィコンパ4 mg
(back)フィコンパ4 mg, E277, Fycompa, 4

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses epileptic attacks by calming excessively excited nerves in the brain.
It is usually used concomitantly with antiepileptic agents to treat attacks [partial seizures (including secondary generalized seizures), tonic-clonic attacks] in epileptic patients with inadequate response to other antiepileptic agents.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have liver dysfunction.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults and children 12 years old or over, start with 2 mg as perampanel at a time, once a day, before bedtime. The dosage will then be gradually increased by 2 mg at an interval of 1 week or longer. If you do not take this medicine concomitantly with other antiepileptic agents that promote the metabolism of this medicine, the maintenance dose is 8 mg once a day. If you do, the maintenance dose is 8 to 12 mg once a day. The dosage may be adjusted by 2 mg at an interval of 1 week or longer according to your symptoms. However, the maximum daily dose is up to 12 mg. This medicine contains 4 mg as perampanel in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed before bedtime on the next day. Follow your regular dosing schedule from the next day. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause dizziness, drowsiness or decreased attention/concentration/reflex movement. Avoid operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.
  • Avoid taking any food containing St. John's wort, since it may decrease the blood level of the medicine.
  • Alcohol (drinking) may intensify decreased psychomotor functions.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dizziness, somnolence, rash, itch and irritability. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • irritation, excitation, anxiety, anger [aggression]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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