What are considerations when administering medications to neonates and children for the treatment of epilepsy?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In general, neonates and children require similar loading doses per kilogram of body weight, but they tend to metabolize the drugs faster than adults. This younger population also has rapid increases in the total volume of distribution.


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