Always take Exalief exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
There are two dosing regimes for adults:
Dose when you start treatment
400 mg dose once daily for one or two weeks, before increasing to the maintenance dose. Your doctor will decide whether you will be given this dose for one or two weeks.
Theusual maintenance dose is 800 mg once daily.
Depending on how you respond to Exalief, your dose may be increased to 1200 mg once daily.
Elderly (over 65 years of age)
If you are elderly your doctor will decide the suitable dose for you.
Patients with kidney problems
If you have kidney problems you will usually be given a lower dose of Exalief. Your doctor will work out the correct dose for you. Exalief is not recommended if you have severe kidney problems.
Patients with liver problems
The dose is the same as for adults. However, Exalief is not recommended if you have severe liver problems. Please talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the dose you should be taking.
Method and route of administration
Swallow the tablet with a glass of water.
If you take more Exalief than you should
If you accidently take more Exalief than you should, tell a doctor or go to a hospital accident and emergency department immediately. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken.
If you forget to take Exalief
If you forget to take a tablet, take it as soon as you remember and carry on as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one you have missed.
If you stop taking Exalief
Do not stop taking your tablets suddenly. If you do, you are at risk of having more seizures. Your doctor will decide how long you should take Exalief for. Should your doctor decide to stop your treatment with Exalief your dose will usually be reduced gradually. It is important that your treatment is completed as advised by your doctor or your symptoms may get worse.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.