Your healthcare provider will consider your age, other medications you are taking, and other factors before prescribing a specific dose of ezogabine. The usual starting amount is 100 mg taken three times a day. Your healthcare provider may increase this dose at weekly intervals. The typical dosing range for treating seizures with this medicine is 200 mg to 400 mg taken three times a day.
The dosage of ezogabine (Potiga™) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have (especially liver or kidney problems).
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The recommended starting dose for treating partial-onset seizures is 100 mg taken three times daily. Your healthcare provider may increase this amount at weekly intervals, if necessary. Most people typically take 200 mg to 400 mg three times daily.
Lower ezogabine dosages may be recommended for people with liver or kidney disease. Similarly, lower dosages are recommended for people over the age of 65. For older individuals, the usual starting dose is 50 mg taken three times daily, and the maximum amount is 250 mg taken three times daily.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with ezogabine include the following:
- Ezogabine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth three times a day.
- This medication can be taken with or without food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- As with other seizure medications, do not stop taking ezogabine without your healthcare provider's approval. When you stop taking this medication, it should usually be stopped gradually over a period of at least three weeks.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or ezogabine dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.