Medication cost reduction in children on the ketogenic diet: Data from a prospective study

John M. Freeman

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Abstract

In a prospective study of the efficacy of the ketogenic diet in children with severe, refractory epilepsy, data were collected on medication changes over 1 year. Cost reductions in medications were calculated over the first year and estimated for a second year. Fifty-seven percent of the children stayed on the diet for 1 year, and 74% of these children had their number of medications reduced. Forty-eight percent of children who stayed on the diet were on no medications at 12 months follow-up. Daily medication costs were reduced by nearly 70%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-471
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of child neurology
Volume14
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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