Briviact (brivaracetam) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat partial seizures. Briviact’s cost may depend on several factors. These include your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

Briviact is approved to treat partial seizures in adults and children ages 1 month and older. Some doctors refer to these as partial-onset seizures or focal onset seizures.

The price you pay for Briviact can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use.

Your doctor may prescribe a form of Briviact that you can take at home. Or they may prescribe the intravenous (IV) form. (An IV infusion is an injection given into your vein over time.) The price you pay for the IV form also may depend on your cost to receive doses. You might receive these doses at an infusion clinic, office, or hospital.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Briviact, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or look below in the next section to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.

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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Briviact and cost.

How does the cost of Briviact compare with that of similar drugs, such as Keppra?

The cost of Briviact compared with the cost of Keppra can depend on several factors.

For example, the form of the drug your doctor prescribes may affect the cost. Briviact and Keppra both come as oral tablets, an oral solution, and an IV infusion. (An IV infusion is an injection given into your vein over time.) Keppra also comes as an extended-release oral tablet. (“Extended release” means the drug is released slowly into your body over a long period of time.)

Other factors that may affect how much you pay include:

  • whether any savings programs are available for the drug you’re prescribed
  • whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket
  • how long your treatment lasts

If you have questions about the cost of Briviact compared with the cost of similar medications, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They can share more details on treatment costs based on your specific situation.

What is the cost of Briviact with insurance?

The cost of Briviact with insurance depends on various factors. These include your specific plan benefits and whether you qualify for a cost savings program.

The cost may also depend on your dosage and other factors, such as your copay. That’s your share of the cost of a medication.

To learn about the cost of Briviact with insurance, talk with your insurance provider or your doctor. They can let you know what you can expect to pay for Briviact.

Even if you have insurance, you can visit Optum Perks to get price estimates for Briviact when you use coupons from the site. (Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.) It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.

Is Briviact covered by Medicare?

It’s possible. To find out whether your Medicare plan covers the cost of Briviact, call your plan provider. Medicare has many different types of plans, and your cost and coverage depend on your particular plan’s benefits.

Your doctor may prescribe a form of Briviact that you can take at home. But if your doctor prescribes the IV form, what you pay also may depend on your cost to receive doses. You might receive them at an infusion clinic, office, or hospital.

Keep in mind that your plan may have prior authorization requirements before it will cover Briviact. (See the “Prior authorization” section below for more information.)

You can also ask your doctor about the cost of Briviact if you have Medicare.

Briviact currently comes only as a brand-name drug and not in a generic version. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered just as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.

A generic version of Briviact has been approved, but a date for it to become available is not yet known.

Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?

Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug exclusively for up to 20 years. After that, other drugmakers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower generic costs.

If you take Briviact long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:

Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication: You may be able to get a 90-day supply of Briviact if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of Briviact. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication: Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for Briviact. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.

If you need help covering the cost of Briviact or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these pages, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Briviact. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Briviact in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If Briviact requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.

Be sure to ask your insurance company whether Briviact requires prior authorization.

If you still have questions about the cost of Briviact, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for Briviact.

Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:

  • Will my dosage of Briviact affect the cost?
  • Are medications available to treat my condition for a lower cost?
  • What options do I have if I can’t afford my medication?

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Disclaimer: Healthline has made every effort to make certain that all information is factually correct, comprehensive, and up to date. However, this article should not be used as a substitute for the knowledge and expertise of a licensed healthcare professional. You should always consult your doctor or another healthcare professional before taking any medication. The drug information contained herein is subject to change and is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a given drug does not indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for all patients or all specific uses.