Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Pediatric Sleep Disorders?

Updated: Oct 09, 2018
  • Author: Sufen Chiu, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Anticonvulsants

Valproic acid was efficacious in small case series for adults with RLS and PLMS.

Valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote, Stavzor)

It is likely that all forms of valproic acid have similar efficacy. The following preparations can be used: 250-mg tablet, 125-mg sprinkle capsule, or 250 mg/5 mL liquid (US preparations).


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