Of 35 patients who had generalized tonic-clonic seizures during antiepileptic drug therapy withdrawal,“loading” with valproic acid was effective in limiting these seizures in 32 patients. A loading dose of approximately 12.5 mg/kg was used. This dose resulted in valproic acid levels between 284 and 458 μmol/L (41 and 66 mg/L) 1.5 hours after“loading” in six of the eight patients in whom serum concentrations were measured.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Archives of Neurology|
|State||Published - Jul 1987|