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Partial onset seizures describe those that originate in a limited area of the brain, the FDA said Friday in a news release.
Epilepsy, a common disorder believed to affect more than 5 million people in the United States, is characterized by recurring seizures, with typical symptoms including uncontrolled movement, muscle spasms and abnormal behavior.
As with other anti-epilepsy medications, Briviact may carry more serious risks including suicidal thoughts or actions, feelings of agitation, new or worsening depression, aggression and panic attacks, the FDA said.
Briviact is marketed by Smyrna, Ga.-based UCB Inc.
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