Zonisamide dosage for dogs

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Avatar m tn At 18 months of age, he is right at the beginning of the prime age for idiopathic epilepsy to appear. It usually affects dogs for the first time between the ages of 18 months to about 3 years. It usually takes a while for them to get used to the effects of the anti-seizure medication, and until they do, they do appear to be very drowsy and out of it. Your dog should adjust to his medication within about a month. If he doesn't, you should talk to your vet about adjusting his dosage.
Avatar m tn The vet did bloodwork and put her on zonisamide 100mg twice a day. She continued having them so vet doubled her dosage to 200 mg twice daily. She continued having them but they were much shorter in duration. So the vet added phenobarbital 1g twice daily in addition to her zonisamide 200mg twice daily. My question is about the side effects. It has been a week since the pheno was added and she is still very clumsy and can't even walk up stairs.
Avatar f tn ( Does anyone think the mgs of Zonisamide are to high for being on it for the first time? It has been since 3/24 when she had the 4 seizures, and hasn't had any since she has been on the medicine, but won't eat at all on her own, and when she does it is only a bite or two and then gets sick again. Please help if you can.
Avatar n tn It's time for your vet to do some more investigative work. It was reasonable to suspect a drug interaction, but that apparently isn't the problem. It's time to do some imaging studies like x-ray or an MRI to see what, if anything, is happening in the brain. This is particularly important given your information about his recent fall. Your vet may want to look into possible problems in other areas of the body as well, so expect some blood and urine work.
Avatar m tn //www.leospetcare.com/keppra-and-zonisamide-new-treatments-for-seizures-in-dogs/ 60 tablets (one month for a 30lb dog) of 100mg zonisamide costs at three pharmacies: 1) CVS – $ 226 2) Walgreens – $ 111 cash, or $54.99 with a $20/year Walgreens Savings Club Card 3) Costco – $ 14.88 (!!) 60 tablets of extended-release 500mg levetiracetam (Keppra) costs at three pharmacies: 1) CVS – $ 240 2) Walgreens – $ 245 cash, or $106 with a $20/year Walgreens Savings Club Card 3) Costco – $ 36.76 (!!