The specific dosage of Sabril your healthcare provider prescribes will depend on your age, how you respond to the drug, and various other factors. This medicine comes in tablet form and as a powder that is dissolved in water. Sabril is usually taken twice daily. In general, most people start on a low dose, which can then be gradually increased as needed.
An Introduction to Dosing With SabrilThe dose of Sabril® (vigabatrin) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Your weight (for children)
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have, especially kidney problems.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
What Is the Recommended Sabril Dosage for Adults?The recommended starting dose of Sabril for treating complex partial seizures in adults is 500 mg twice daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your amount at weekly intervals as necessary. For most people, this will mean slowly increasing the dosage up to the usual recommended amount of 1500 mg (three 500-mg tablets) twice a day.
Lower doses may be recommended for people with kidney disease.
What Is the Recommended Sabril Dosage for Children?
The recommended starting Sabril dose for treating complex partial seizures in children age 10 and older is 250 mg twice daily. Your healthcare provider may increase the amount at weekly intervals as necessary. For most children, this will mean slowly increasing the dosage up to the usual recommended amount of 1000 mg twice a day.
For children who weigh more than 132 pounds, the adult dosage should be used. Children age 10 years and older who weigh less than 55 pounds might need a lower amount, although no specific dosing recommendations are available for this situation.