Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Fycompa include the following:
- Fycompa comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day at bedtime.
- You can take your dose with or without food. Try taking the medicine with food if it upsets your stomach.
- Take your dose at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
- For Fycompa to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. This medication will not work if you stop taking it.
The dose of Fycompa your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- How well your seizures are controlled
- How well you tolerate the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Fycompa Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Fycompa can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of Fycompa include but are not limited to:
(Click Fycompa Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)