Department of Neurology,
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, General Hospital of Albacete, Spain
Correspondence: Alberto Grande Martín
General Hospital of Albacete,
C/ Hermanos Falcó,
s/n 02006 Albacete, Spain
Brivaracetam is currently indicated as adjunctive therapy for patients with focal-onset seizures with or without secondary generalization. However, it has been suggested that it could provide broad-spectrum efficacy given its similarity to levetiracetam and based on the results from preclinical studies and others of patients with generalized epilepsy. We present the case of a woman with refractory idiopathic generalized epilepsy and absence seizures with dramatic response to brivaracetam. Our report supports a consideration of treatment with this new antiepileptic drug on a case-by-case basis in patients with refractory generalized epilepsy, while we await further studies on this topic.