Brand Names : Felbatol, FBM
Proper Use of This Medicine
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor
, to benefit your
condition as much as possible. Do not take more of it, do not take it more
often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
For patients taking the oral liquid form
Shake the bottle well before measuring the dose.
Use a specially marked measuring spoon, a plastic syringe, or a small
marked measuring cup to measure each dose accurately. The average household
teaspoon may not hold the right amount of liquid.
To lessen stomach upset, felbamate may be taken with food, unless your
doctor has told you to take it on an empty stomach.
Dosing - The dose of felbamate will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of felbamate. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The number of tablets or teaspoonfuls of suspension that you take depends
on the strength of the medicine.
dosage forms (suspension or
Adults and teenagers 14 years of age and older - At first, usually
1200 milligrams (mg) a day, divided into three or four smaller doses. Your
doctor may increase the dose gradually over several weeks if needed. However,
the dose is usually not more than 3600 mg a day.
Children 2 to 14 years of age - At first, usually 15 mg per kilogram
(kg) [6.8 mg per pound] of body weight per day, divided into smaller doses
that are given three or four times during the day. Your doctor may increase
the dose gradually over a few weeks if needed. However, the dose is usually
not more than 45 mg per kg [20.5 mg per pound] or 3600 mg per day, whichever
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as
soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the
missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.