• Of 35 patients who had generalized tonic-clonic seizures during antiepileptic drug therapy withdrawal, "loading" with valproic acid was effective in limiting these seizures in 32 patients. A loading dose of approximately 12.5 mg/kg was used. This dose resulted in valproic acid levels between 284 and 458 μmol/L (41 and 66 mg/L) 1.5 hours after "loading" in six of the eight patients in whom serum concentrations were measured.
Rosenfeld WE, Leppik IE, Gates JR, Mireles RE. Valproic Acid Loading During Intensive Monitoring. Arch Neurol. 1987;44(7):709–710. doi:10.1001/archneur.1987.00520190021010
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.