Levetiracetam in dogs

Common Questions and Answers about Levetiracetam in dogs


Avatar f tn Keppra (levetiracetam) is mostly excreted by the kidneys are is one of the safest drugs speaking in terms of therapeutic vs. toxic blood concentrations. Other drugs include zonisamide, potassium bromide, etc. A large percentage of dogs respond to one anti-seizure medication. For some, one is not enough and they need 2, 3, or 4 others! (I have seen it). It is not excessive to have more than one drug. Each drug works on a different receptor in the brain.
Avatar f tn bromide you should discuss with your vet about the risk/benefits of weaning off those and/or transitioning to Keppra as those 2 drugs can cause liver/kidney damage in the long term. I have had 2 epileptic dogs and am a certified pharmacy tech (for humans.) if sideaffects are minimal/nonexistent and your symptoms are under control don't change anything.
641243 tn?1235755684 ---any ideas on how to do this? We are going to try Levetiracetam (also called Keppra) in addition to his Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide. Keppra has no side effects, which is great, so fingers crossed that we see some dramatic results with this!
Avatar m tn It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days. He bumped into objects, seemed blind, responded to sounds incorrectly (looked in the wrong direction), tripped, stumbled, and fell flat on his stomach a few times when trying to walk.