Fycompa (perampanel)

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Neurology Epilepsy
Marketing Authorisation Holder Eisai Europe Ltd
Mode of Action AMPA receptor antagonist
Administration Oral
Regulatory agency approval European Medical Agency (EMA), European Union, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia

What is Fycompa (perampanel) for?

Fycompa (perampanel) is an antiepileptic medicine used to treat adults and children from 12 years of age with partial-onset seizures (epileptic fits) with or without secondary generalisation1.

How does Fycompa (perampanel) work?

Epilepsy is caused by excessive electrical activity in the brain. Although the precise mechanism by which Fycompa (perampanel) works is not fully understood, it is thought to block the action of the neurotransmitter glutamate. Neurotransmitters are naturally-occurring chemicals in the nervous system that allow nerve cells to communicate with each other. Glutamate is the main stimulatory neurotransmitter in nerve cells which can trigger and maintain seizures. Therefore by blocking glutamate’s actions, Fycompa (perampanel) is thought to stop epileptic seizures from occurring1.

Where has Fycompa (perampanel) been approved?

Fycompa (perampanel) was approved for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults and children older than 12 years of age by:

  • FDA (USA) October 22, 20125

  • EMA (EU) on July 07, 20121

  • TGA (AUS) on May 23, 20144

How is Fycompa (perampanel) taken?

The standard dosage of Fycompa (perampanel) is:

  • at the start of treatment 2 mg per day

  • if it is well tolerated it may be progressively increased by increments of 2 mg/day to a maximum dose of 12 mg per day1.

Patients should be monitored for signs of suicidal ideation and behaviours and appropriate treatment should be considered2,3,4.

Complete information about Fycompa (perampanel) dosage and administration can be in the resources section.

Consult your treating doctor for personalised dosing.

Are there any known side effects of Fycompa (perampanel)?

The most common side effects are1:

  • dizziness
  • somnolence (sleepiness)
More Information
Working ingredient perampanel
Shipping method Standard (not temperature controlled)
Therapeutic Area Neurology
Neurology Epilepsy
Indication Partial-onset seizures (epileptic fits) with or without secondary generalisation
Administration Oral
Mode of Action AMPA receptor antagonist
Regulatory agency approval European Medical Agency (EMA), European Union, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA, Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia
Marketing Authorisation Holder Eisai Europe Ltd
HS Code 30043900
CAS Number 380917-97-5

The approvals were based on several studies that have shown Fycompa (perampanel) to be more effective than placebo in reducing the frequency of epileptic seizures1,3. In one study, the percentage of patients who experienced a decrease in seizure frequency of at least 50% was 37.6% for patients taking 8 mg Fycompa (perampanel) and 36.1% for patients taking 12 mg Fycompa (perampanel), compared with 26.4% of patients taking placebo. In another study, 33.3% and 33.9% of patients taking 8 mg and 12 mg Fycompa (perampanel) respectively showed a decrease in seizure frequency of at least 50%, compared with 14.7% of patients taking placebo. A third study showed a significant decrease in seizure frequency only in patients taking 4 mg and 8 mg Fycompa but not in patients taking a dose of 2 mg1.

For patients with primary generalised tonic-clonic seizures, a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain, Fycompa (perampanel) was also more effective than placebo: 58% of the patients given Fycompa (perampanel) had at least a 50% reduction in frequency of seizures, compared with 36% of those given the dummy treatment. Supportive evidence from patients treated for up to 2 years suggested that the benefit was maintained with longer treatment and that some patients could benefit from doses up to 12 mg1.


Shipping Type Standard
Shipping method Standard (not temperature controlled)
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