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Vigabatrin Dosage

The recommended starting dose of vigabatrin for people with complex partial seizures is usually 500 mg twice daily. This amount may be gradually increased if needed. The amount for children is based on their weight. Do not stop taking this medication without first talking to your healthcare provider. He or she can help you gradually stop taking the medicine if needed.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Vigabatrin

The dose of vigabatrin (Sabril®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Your weight (for children)
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have, especially kidney problems.
 
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Recommended Vigabatrin Dosing for Adults

The recommended starting dose of vigabatrin for treating complex partial seizures in adults is 500 mg twice daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your amount at weekly intervals as necessary. For most people, this will mean slowly increasing the dose up to the usual recommended amount of 1500 mg (three 500-mg tablets) twice a day.
 
Lower amounts may be recommended for people with kidney disease.
 

What Is the Recommended Vigabatrin Dosage for Children?

The recommended starting dose of vigabatrin for treating complex partial seizures in children age 10 and older is 250 mg twice daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your amount at weekly intervals as necessary. For most children, this will mean slowly increasing the dosage up to the usual recommended amount of 1000 mg twice a day.
 
For children who weigh more than 132 pounds, the adult dosage should be used. Children age 10 years and older who weigh less than 55 pounds might need a lower amount, although no specific dosing recommendations are available for this situation. 
 
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