Anleptic? is indicated for
. partial and secondary generalized tonic-clonic seizures
. primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures
. trigeminal neuralgia
. prophylaxis of bipolar disorder
(in tablet form)
Adult: Initially, 100-200 mg once daily or bid, gradually increased by increments of up to 200 mg daily every wk. Maintenance: 0.8-1.2 gm daily in divided doses. Max: 2 gm daily.
Child: 10-20 mg/kg daily in divided doses. Alternatively, <1 yr 100-200 mg daily. Max: 35 mg/kg daily; 1-5 yr 200-400 mg daily. Max: 35 mg/kg daily; >5-10 yr 400-600 mg daily. Max: 1 gm daily; >10-15 yr 0.6-1 gm daily. Max: 1 gm daily.
Prophylaxis of bipolar disorder:
Adult: Initially, 400 mg daily in divided doses, increased gradually as necessary. Maintenance: 400-600 mg daily in divided doses. Max: 1.6 gm daily.
Adult: Initially, 100-200 mg bid, increased gradually as needed. Maintenance: 400-800 mg daily in divided doses. Max: 1.2 gm daily.
Manufacturer: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.