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Diacomit Dosage

Generic name: Stiripentol 250mg
Dosage form: capsule
Drug class: Gamma-aminobutyric acid reuptake inhibitors

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 24, 2022.

Laboratory Tests Prior to First Dose of DIACOMIT

Hematologic testing should be obtained prior to starting treatment with DIACOMIT [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].

Dosing Information

The recommended oral dosage of DIACOMIT is 50 mg/kg/day, administered in 2 or 3 divided doses (i.e., 16.67 mg/kg three times daily or 25 mg/kg twice daily), depending on the patient’s age and body weight as shown in Table 1. If the exact dosage is not achievable given the available strengths, round to the nearest possible dosage, which is usually within 50 mg to 150 mg of the recommended 50 mg/kg/day. A combination of the two DIACOMIT strengths can be used to achieve this dosage. The maximum recommended total dosage is 3,000 mg/day.

Table 1. Recommended Dosage for Patients 6 Months of Age and Older Weighing 7 kg or More with Dravet Syndrome

Age of Patient

Body Weight

Dosing Regimen

(administered by mouth in equally divided doses)

Total Daily Dose

6 months to less than 1 year

7 kg and above

25 mg/kg twice dailya,b

50 mg/kg/day

1 year and above

7 kg to less than 10 kg

25 mg/kg twice dailyb

50 mg/kg/day

10 kg and above

25 mg/kg twice daily or

16.67 mg/kg three times daily

50 mg/kg/day

Maximum daily dose is 3000 mg

a Dosing frequency should not exceed twice daily to limit free water administration.

b Dosing frequency should not exceed twice daily to avoid overexposures.

Important Administration Instructions

DIACOMIT capsules must be swallowed whole with a glass of water during a meal. Capsules should not be broken or opened.

DIACOMIT for Oral Suspension
DIACOMIT should be mixed in a glass of water (100 mL) and should be taken immediately after mixing during a meal. To be sure there is no medicine left in the glass, add a small amount of water (25 mL) to the drinking cup and drink all of the mixture [see Instructions for Use].

Missed Dose

A missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should not be taken. Instead, the next scheduled dose should be taken. Doses should not be doubled.

Gradual Withdrawal

As is advisable for most antiepileptic drugs, if DIACOMIT treatment is discontinued, the drug should be withdrawn gradually to minimize the risk of increased seizure frequency and status epilepticus [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].

In situations where rapid withdrawal of DIACOMIT is medically required, appropriate monitoring is recommended.

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Further information

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