Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
149 Doctors are Online

Suffering from seizures. Taking levipril, asked to take valprol-CR 300. Correct dosage?

my daughter 12 years old had a seizure on 25 sep.2012,from 8 Oct.2012,she started having levipril 500 twice in a day (morning and evening) ,but after 15 days she had second seizure while playing,now doctor has suggested to change medicine and start valprol 300 mg twice a day,but I am not satisfied with the power of valprol-CR 300 ,my question is this that how much power should be given to her per day ?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  183
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Valproate-CR contains valproate sodium in a controlled release form. You have not mentioned the weight of your child. Usual dose of valproate is 20 mg/kg/day which can be increased upto 40 mg/kg/day depending on whether seizure is controlled or not.
In children above 20 kgs a tablet of 200 mg should be given two times a day. Your child is getting 300 mg twice a day that is also appropriate for her.
Children on long term use of valproate need to be investigated for liver function test to monitor the side effects of valproate.
Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor