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Question: Grand mal seizure and Valproic acid


 bluebudgee - Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:25 am

Hi! a patient, 25 years old female, is taking valproic acid everday after breakfast for her grandmal seizure. what if the patient missed taking it in the required schedule? shall she take the drug as soon as she remembers it or not take the drug for that day and continue the usual schedule the next day?
we hope that anyone will answer our question... thank you very much.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:23 am

User avatar Hi bluebudgee,
According to the consumer information provided by Click here! regarding administration of Valproic Acid:
"Missed dose-If you miss a dose of this medicine, and your dosing schedule is:
One dose a day-Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if you do not remember until the next day, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Do not double doses".
Two or more doses a day-If you remember within 6 hours of the missed dose, take it right away. Then take the rest of the doses for that day at equally spaced times.
Do not double doses".
Please inquire with your physician or pharmacist regarding this matter as well.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN
 bluebudgee - Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:00 am

Ms. Theresa Jones, thank you very much for your response to my question. it will be a big help for me.
i'd like to thank you also for aswering some of the questions 've posted before. thank you very much... salamat
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:13 am

User avatar Hi bluebudgee,
You are quite welcome and thank you for using http://www.doctorslounge.com
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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