Class: AED/Mood Stabilizer FDA Indications: Partial Seizures Off-Label Use: Restless Leg Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain, Bipolar Disorder
Forms: 150, 300, 600mg tablet; 300 mg/5 mL po soln Dose Range: 600-2400 mg/day Starting: 300 mg bid; usual daily dose is 1200 mg/day in 2 divided doses; dosage ↑'s are made Q3 days in
increments of 150 mg or 300 mg depending on weight and tolerability Stopping: Taper. Abrupt discontinuation can elicit seizures and increase the risk of relapse in bipolar patients Monitoring: Serum Na+ for 1st 3 mos b/c of possibility of hyponatremia
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