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Initially, 50 mg/day PO in the evening. The dosage should be increased in increments of 50 mg/day depending upon individual response and tolerability. Dose range for manic episodes with or without mixed features in younger adults: 400 mg/day to 800 mg/day PO as monotherapy or as an adjunct to lithium or divalproex. Maximum: 800 mg/day PO. Consider slower titration and a lower target dose for debilitated patients and those at risk for hypotension. Coadministration of certain drugs may need to be avoided or dosage adjustments may be necessary; review drug interactions. Efficacy as monotherapy maintenance treatment has not been formally evaluated; therefore the recommended maintenance dose range is 400 mg/day to 800 mg/day as an adjunct to lithium or divalproex. Generally, continue on the same dose on which stabilized during the acute phase of treatment. RE-INITIATION OF TREATMENT: If therapy is discontinued for less than 1 week and subsequently re-initiated, the same dose/schedule may be used without titration. If therapy has been discontinued for more than 1 week, follow the initial titration schedule.
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