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FYCOMPA® (perampanel) is indicated in patients with epilepsy aged 4 years and older for partial-onset seizures (POS) with or without secondarily generalized seizures and adjunctive therapy for patients aged 12 years and older for primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures

FYCOMPA® (perampanel) is indicated in patients with epilepsy aged 4 years and older for partial-onset seizures (POS) with or without secondarily generalized seizures and adjunctive therapy for patients aged 12 years and older for primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures

APPROVED FOR USE IN PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY

4 years of age

Monotherapy/ adjunctive therapy

Partial onset WITHOUT secondarily generalized seizures

Partial onset WITH secondarily generalized seizures

12 years of age

Adjunctive therapy

Primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures

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CONVULSIVE SEIZURES

Regardless of Origin

HALF-LIFE & DOSING

FYCOMPA® has a long half-life of up to

105 HOURS1,*

*Established in Phase I clinical trials with healthy adults. In pediatric patients ages 4-11, the half-life of FYCOMPA is long but is reduced by approximately half.2  In the presence of concomitant moderate or strong CYP3A4 inducers, FYCOMPA continues to have a long half-life but it is reduced by approximately half in both adults and pediatric patients.2

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ONE DOSE
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ONCE DAILY
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AT BEDTIME

*Established in Phase I clinical trials with healthy adults. In pediatric patients ages 4-11, the half-life of FYCOMPA is long but is reduced by approximately half.2  In the presence of concomitant moderate or strong CYP3A4 inducers, FYCOMPA continues to have a long half-life but it is reduced by approximately half in both adults and pediatric patients.2

FDA APPROVED for patients with epilepsy 4 years of age and older for the treatment of partial-onset seizures with or without secondarily generalized seizures.


FYCOMPA® demonstrated consistent results across multiple parameters in both pediatric and adult patients with POS

EXTRAPOLATED EFFICACY

The efficacy of FYCOMPA in the pediatric population was extrapolated from adequate and well-controlled studies of FYCOMPA in adult patients with POS, in accordance with FDA guidance.3,4

NON-WEIGHT BASED DOSING

FYCOMPA dosing in pediatric patients is non-weight based because the drug plasma concentrations were similar to those in adults.2

CONSISTENT SAFETY

Adverse reactions were similar across pediatric and adult patients.2,3


Pharmacokinetic exposure was defined in Phase II and Phase III pediatric studies

FYCOMPA® can be dosed the same in pediatric patients and adults2-4

FYCOMPA achieved similar plasma concentrations, regardless of age or weight*,†

No significant effect of age or body weight on FYCOMPA clearance was found in a pharmacokinetic analysis of pediatric and adult patients with partial-onset seizures.

*Data depict the plasma concentration of FYCOMPA when co-administered with noninducer anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

This was true whether FYCOMPA was coadministered with inducer or noninducer AEDs.

The safety and effectiveness of FYCOMPA for the treatment of POS in patients <4 years of age or for the treatment of PGTC seizures in patients <12 years of age have not been established.1


FYCOMPA®: consistent SAFETY in pediatric patients and adults1,2-4

In 2 studies in pediatric patients 4 to <12 years of age with epilepsy, 225 patients received FYCOMPA, with 110 patients exposed for at least 6 months and 21 patients for at least one year.

STUDY 311

The primary objective of this pediatric Phase III open-label study was to establish the safety and tolerability of FYCOMPA oral suspension, when used adjunctively in pediatric patients who had inadequately controlled POS or PGTC seizures.*

STUDY 232

The primary objective of this pediatric Phase II open-label study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of FYCOMPA following oral suspension administration given as an adjunctive therapy in pediatric patients with epilepsy.

ADVERSE REACTIONS IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS 4 TO <12 YEARS OF AGE WERE SIMILAR TO THOSE SEEN IN PATIENTS 12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.


*FYCOMPA is not indicated for PGTC seizures in pediatric patients between 4 to <12 years. There is no approval pathway via extrapolation for PGTC seizures in any age group. Extrapolation (in epilepsy) only applies to POS efficacy from adults to pediatric patients 4 years age.

The most common adverse reactions in patients receiving FYCOMPA (5% and 1% higher than placebo) include dizziness, somnolence, fatigue, irritability, falls, nausea, weight gain, vertigo, ataxia, headache, vomiting, contusion, abdominal pain, and anxiety.

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REFERENCES: 1. FYCOMPA US Prescribing Information. Woodcliff Lake, NJ: Eisai Inc. 2. Data on file. Eisai Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ. 3. Pellock JM, Arzimanoglou A, D'Cruz O, et al. Extrapolating evidence of antiepileptic drug efficacy in adults to children 2 years of age with focal seizures: the case for disease similarity. Epilepsia. 2017;58(10):1686-1696. 4. US Department of Health and Human Services. Drugs for Treatment of Partial Onset Seizures: Full Extrapolation of Efficacy from Adults to Pediatric Patients 4 Years of Age and Older Guidance for Industry. https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/UCM596731.pdf. Published February, 2018.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION

WARNING: SERIOUS PSYCHIATRIC AND BEHAVIORAL REACTIONS

  • Serious or life-threatening psychiatric and behavioral adverse reactions including aggression, hostility, irritability, anger, and homicidal ideation and threats have been reported in patients taking FYCOMPA
  • These reactions occurred in patients with and without prior psychiatric history, prior aggressive behavior, or concomitant use of medications associated with hostility and aggression
  • Advise patients and caregivers to contact a healthcare provider immediately if any of these reactions or changes in mood, behavior, or personality that are not typical for the patient are observed while taking FYCOMPA or after discontinuing FYCOMPA
  • Closely monitor patients particularly during the titration period and at higher doses
  • FYCOMPA should be reduced if these symptoms occur and should be discontinued immediately if symptoms are severe or are worsening

SERIOUS PSYCHIATRIC AND BEHAVIORAL REACTIONS

In the partial-onset seizures clinical trials, hostility- and aggression-related adverse reactions occurred in 12% and 20% of patients randomized to receive FYCOMPA at doses of 8 mg and 12 mg per day, respectively, compared to 6% of patients in the placebo group. These effects were dose-related and generally appeared within the first 6 weeks of treatment, although new events continued to be observed through more than 37 weeks. These effects in FYCOMPA-treated patients led to dose reduction, interruption, and discontinuation more frequently than placebo-treated patients. Homicidal ideation and/or threat have also been reported postmarketing in patients treated with FYCOMPA. The combination of alcohol and FYCOMPA significantly worsened mood and increased anger. Patients taking FYCOMPA should avoid the use of alcohol. Patients, their caregivers, and families should be informed that FYCOMPA may increase the risk of psychiatric events. Patients should be monitored during treatment and for at least one month after the last dose of FYCOMPA, and especially when taking higher doses and during the initial few weeks of drug therapy (titration period) or at other times of dose increases. Similar serious psychiatric and behavioral events were observed in the primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizure clinical trial.

SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR AND IDEATION

Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including FYCOMPA, increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior in patients. Anyone considering prescribing FYCOMPA or any other AED must balance the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior with the risk of untreated illness. Epilepsy and many other illnesses for which AEDs are prescribed are themselves associated with morbidity and mortality and an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior. Patients, their caregivers, and families should be informed of the risk and advised to monitor and immediately report the emergence or worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or behavior, thoughts about self-harm and/or any unusual changes in mood or behavior. Should suicidal thoughts and behavior emerge during treatment, consider whether the emergence of these symptoms in any given patient may be related to the illness being treated.

DIZZINESS AND GAIT DISTURBANCE

FYCOMPA caused dose-related increases in events related to dizziness and disturbance in gait or coordination. Dizziness and vertigo were reported in 35% and 47% of patients in the partial-onset seizure trials randomized to receive FYCOMPA at doses of 8 mg and 12 mg per day, respectively, compared to 10% of placebo-treated patients. Gait disturbance related events were reported in 12% and 16% of patients in the partial-onset seizure clinical trials randomized to receive FYCOMPA at doses of 8 mg and 12 mg per day, respectively, compared to 2% of placebo-treated patients. These adverse reactions occurred mostly during the titration phase. These adverse reactions were also observed in the PGTC seizure clinical trial.

SOMNOLENCE AND FATIGUE

FYCOMPA caused dose-dependent increases in somnolence and fatigue-related events. Somnolence was reported in 16% and 18% of patients in the partial-onset seizure trials randomized to receive FYCOMPA at doses of 8 mg and 12 mg per day, respectively, compared to 7% of placebo-treated patients. Fatigue-related events were reported in 12% and 15% of patients in the partial-onset seizure trials randomized to receive FYCOMPA at doses of 8 mg and 12 mg per day, respectively, compared to 5% of placebo-treated patients. These adverse reactions occurred mostly during the titration phase. These adverse reactions were also observed in the PGTC seizure clinical trial. Patients should be advised against engaging in hazardous activities requiring mental alertness, such as operating motor vehicles or dangerous machinery, until the effect of FYCOMPA is known.

FALLS

Falls were reported in 5% and 10% of patients in the partial-onset seizure clinical trials randomized to receive FYCOMPA at doses of 8 mg and 12 mg per day, respectively, compared to 3% of placebo-treated patients.

DRUG REACTION WITH EOSINOPHILIA AND SYSTEMIC SYMPTOMS (DRESS)

DRESS, also known as multiorgan hypersensitivity, has been reported in patients taking AEDs, including FYCOMPA. DRESS may be fatal or life-threatening. DRESS typically, although not exclusively, presents with fever, rash, lymphadenopathy, and/or facial swelling, in association with other organ system involvement. If signs or symptoms are present, immediately evaluate the patient and discontinue FYCOMPA if an alternative etiology for signs or symptoms cannot be established.

WITHDRAWAL OF AEDs

A gradual withdrawal is generally recommended with AEDs to minimize the potential of increased seizure frequency, but if withdrawal is a response to adverse events, prompt withdrawal can be considered.

MOST COMMON ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common adverse reactions in patients aged 12 years and older receiving FYCOMPA (5% and 1% higher than placebo) include dizziness, somnolence, fatigue, irritability, falls, nausea, weight gain, vertigo, ataxia, headache, vomiting, contusion, abdominal pain, and anxiety. Adverse reactions in patients aged 4 to <12 years were generally similar to patients aged 12 years and older.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

FYCOMPA may decrease the efficacy of contraceptives containing levonorgestrel. Plasma levels of perampanel were decreased when administered with known moderate and strong CYP3A4 inducers, including, carbamazepine, phenytoin, or oxcarbazepine. Multiple dosing of FYCOMPA 12 mg per day enhanced the effects of alcohol on vigilance and alertness, and increased levels of anger, confusion, and depression. These effects may also be seen when FYCOMPA is used in combination with other CNS depressants.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

Physicians are advised to recommend that pregnant patients taking FYCOMPA enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug (NAAED) Pregnancy Registry. Caution should be exercised when FYCOMPA is administered to pregnant or nursing women as there are no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with use in pregnant women, and no data on the presence of perampanel in human milk, the effects on the breastfed child, or the effects of the drug on milk production.

HEPATIC AND RENAL IMPAIRMENT

Use in patients with severe hepatic or severe renal impairment is not recommended. Dosage adjustments are recommended in patients with mild or moderate hepatic impairment. Use with caution in patients with moderate renal impairment.

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

FYCOMPA is a Schedule III controlled substance and has the potential to be abused and lead to drug dependence and withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, nervousness, irritability, fatigue, asthenia, mood swings, and insomnia.

INDICATION

FYCOMPA® (perampanel) is indicated in patients with epilepsy aged 4 years and older for partial-onset seizures (POS) with or without secondarily generalized seizures and adjunctive therapy for patients aged 12 years and older for primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures.

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