ChildAdolescent/adult
Starting doseMaintenance doseStarting doseMaintenance dose
Carbamazepine5 mg/kg/day10 – 30 mg/kg/day100 – 200 mg/day400 – 1400 mg/day
Phenobarbital2 – 3 mg/kg/day2 – 6 mg/kg/day60 mg/day60 – 180 mg/day
Phenytoin3 – 4 mg/kg/day3 – 8 mg/kg/day (maximum 300 mg daily)150 – 200 mg/day200 – 400 mg/day
Sodium valproate15 – 20 mg/kg/day15 – 30 mg/kg/day400 mg/day400 – 2000 mg/day

From: 4, Epilepsy/Seizures

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