Perampanel (Fycompa)

New Treatment for Seizures

What is perampanel?

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Perampanel (the generic name), also known as Fycompa (the brand name), is a prescription medicine used alone or with other medicines to treat focal seizures (previously called partial seizures) with or without secondarily generalized seizures in people with epilepsy. It is not yet approved for LGS but is often used by patients with LGS who have specific seizure types.

Watch Now: Overview of Fycompa for Seizures

Presented by: Michael Chez, MD, Pediatric Epileptologist, Sutter Health, California

*Dr. Michael Chez is a Pediatric Epilepsy Expert and regularly treats LGS patients. This video was recorded in early 2022 at the request of the LGS Foundation to provide information to our family members about this medication. The Foundation does not endorse this or any product and is here only to provide information relevant to patient families. 

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READ MORE: Perampanel Effective, Well-Tolerated in Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

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Updated 2/223