Giving A Dose Of Seizure Drugs To Children Aged 1 Year?
Hello … my child is 1 year 10 months old … now undergoing therapy for valproid acid for 4 months, I want to know how to administer the dosage of the drug because I heard from the doctor who handles the dosage based on body weight … the initial dose is 1.4ml then up 2ml now it’s 3ml
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Valproic acid or valproic acid is a drug used in the management of seizures or epilepsy. This drug can also be used in the treatment of manic episodes in bipolar disorder, as well as drugs to prevent migraine attacks.
Valproic acid administration is not only based on the child's body weight, but also the dose will be increased and decreased according to the response to treatment (whether the seizure has been controlled or not, side effects that arise, etc.). The administration of this drug must be very careful, especially in children under 2 years, because the risk of hepatotoxicity (liver disorders) is very high in children under 2 years.
You should always ask the doctor who treats your child directly about the dose of this drug. Do not buy drugs without a prescription from your pediatrician, change the dosage of drugs, or stop medication without first controlling with your pediatrician. Making modifications to medication without your pediatrician's knowledge can be dangerous for your child's own health.
Here is an article on valproic acid that you can read
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