Oxtellar XR Dosage

Oxtellar XR Dose for Children

The dose of Oxtellar XR for controlling partial seizures in children 6 to 17 years of age is based on weight. The usual recommended starting dose is 8 mg to 10 mg per kg body weight (3.6 mg to 4.5 mg per lb) once a day. After 1 week, your child's healthcare provider may slowly increase the amount, as needed, by 8 mg to 10 mg per kg a week (but no more than 600 mg a week).
 
It normally takes two to three weeks of slow dosage increases to reach the target maintenance dose. Recommended maintenance doses in children age 6 to 17 years old are also based on weight, as follows:
 
  • For children who weigh 20 to 29 kg (about 44 to 64 lb), the recommended daily dose is 900 mg a day
  • For children who weigh 29.1 to 39 kg (about 64 to 86 lb), the recommended daily dose is 1200 mg a day
  • For children who weigh over 39 kg (over 86 lb), the recommended daily dose is 1800 mg a day.
 

General Information on Taking Oxtellar XR

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Oxtellar XR include the following:
 
  • Oxtellar XR comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
 
  • You should take your dose on an empty stomach, with water or another liquid, at least one hour before or two hours after a meal.
 
  • This medication can be taken any time of the day. However, it should be taken at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream. 
 
  • Oxtellar XR must be swallowed whole. Do not split, crush, cut, or chew the tablets.
 
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. This medication will not work if you stop taking it.
 
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
 
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