Like all medicines, this medication may cause some possible side effects but not everyone experiences them. Consult your healthcare professional if any of the side effects lasts more than a few days or become severe and bothersome.
The common side effects of perampanel include:
If the following serious side effects happen, you should go to the emergency department:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following and requires an emergency department visit:
Inform your healthcare professionals if you have the following medical conditions before starting on perampanel:
For women: Tell your doctor if you are currently or intending to get pregnant and/or breastfeeding.
Consult your healthcare professional immediately if your seizures get worse or become different after you start on this medication.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.
Perampanel may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, patches, rings, injections, implants or intrauterine devices). Discuss with your healthcare professionals regarding birth control while on perampanel.
Please consult your healthcare professionals before using any other medications, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal products.
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