Banzel Dosage

Generic name: rufinamide
Brand names: Banzel
Drug class: Dibenzazepine anticonvulsants

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 200 mg, 400 mg; SUSP: 40 mg per mL

Seizures, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Dose: 1600 mg PO bid; Start: 200-400 mg PO bid, incr. by 400-800 mg/day qod to 1600 mg PO bid; Max: 3200 mg/day; Info: start w/ <400 mg/day in pts on valproate; give w/ food; taper dose by 25% q2 days to D/C

Renal dosing

renal impairment: no adjustment
HD: no adjustment; consider giving 30% usual dose as supplement after dialysis; PD: not defined

Hepatic dosing

mild-mod impairment: caution advised; severe impairment: avoid use