Side effects of keppra in dogs

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Avatar m tn There was a string of posts started back in 2011 regarding Phenobarb administration in dogs. The string was so helpful to us. I wanted to start another one since I almost didn't look at this one because the date was so old. In fear of someone else feeling the same, I want to make a new string. Also, I wanted to know if anyone has tried Keppra for seizure activity in dogs and if so, how did that work? Our 6 year old French Mastiff had a seizure on Thursday night - first one ever.
Avatar m tn In case anyone else has this problem, I want my experience to be available to them. There was very little to read on the DURATION of initial phenobarbital side effects on the web, and I was very frightened by what I saw. So, here's what happened with my dog. The side effects (which were severe) lasted approximately three weeks. 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.
Avatar f tn He may have the extreme hunger or thirst mentioned as side-effects but I can't tell because of this. Even when he was fed water or his liquid diet, he seemed to have problem taking it in or swallowing. He was so still and his tongue does not have the reflexes it usually have and I worry whenever I pumped the liquid in that I am choking him. He had been having labored breathing since yesterday and makes weird gurgle sound from his mouth.
Avatar f tn Even safe drugs can have potential side effects. You must weigh these side effects against the benefit of controlling seizures. In short, this is a common practice to combine all of these drugs and they are not "unsafe" combinations in theory. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn So after staying overnight and at the vet the next day he came home and has been on Keppra and phenobarbital. 500mg 2x a day Keppra and 60mg 2x a day pheno. He has the side effects which are lessening but hasn't been as bad as I read could be. He is very responsive and is pretty much himself besides the side effects(weak legs, tired). It's been 6 days and no seizures so far. Will be going to vet in a week for check up and blood test again. I am so on edge..
Avatar f tn She has not had any seizures since starting the meds. She has the expected side effects of wobbly gait, lethargy, increased thirst and hunger, but she also started with urinary incontinence. It is somewhat inconsistent. Last night, she went all night without any evidence of incontinence, but this evening, approx 2 hours after her phenobarb dose and about 15 minutes after going outside to urinate, she was incontinent while she was lying down relaxing.
620923 tn?1452919248 5 lb strap on weight would suffice, I got the reply from the dr that yes, and start from a seated position a raise your arms to the side for fifteen times. Then raise your arms in front of you for ten times Then wrap the weight around your ankles and raise one leg at the time, then change legs Then hold one leg bent and straighten the leg ten times then change. Remember, do it very mild and make sure you can do the exercise.
Avatar m tn Zonisamide is totally unrelated to any of the other anticonvulsants, but, like Keppra, the full extent of its side effects is not yet known so to some vets, it is somewhat controversial to prescribe it. Dilantin, Valium, potassium bromide and felbamate, along with phenobarbital, are all tried and true when it comes to treating idiopathic epilepsy.
641243 tn?1235755684 What it DID do was send him out into the ozone and turn him into a drooling idiot, and he still had daily multiple seizures. I have no idea what kind of side effects, if any, occur in dogs with this medication. Have you posted this over on the Ask a Vet board here at Med Help yet? Aside of giving you more informed answers than I can, Dr. Cheng in particular can probably offer some holistic herbal things to try as well. Keep us posted and thanks for being such a great dog Mom!
Avatar f tn But heres the thing,,,She had the level of Pheno tested in her blood and the level was low. She takes her first pill in the morning, but I figured if she took the pill and then had the blood draw - it wouldn't be a "true serum trough level." So when the doc said the test came back low, my mother mentioned that she had skipped her morning pill until after the blood draw. The doc said "oh thats why it was low," you have to get tested again.
768044 tn?1294227036 One worked the best for over two years, I believe. Can anyone tell me a decent preventative without tons of side effects that I haven't tried (or tried its cousin)? Let me try to copy that list of migraine meds, etc..
641243 tn?1235755684 I live in a loft with concrete floors, so there was no hiding it. Also, there was a spot of blood in one of his nostrils when I looked. But really, those 2 drops on the floor is the largest amount I've seen, the rest is just faded stains on the sheets when we wake up.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors! Welcome to Part 53. This thread is full of helpful and kind people who want to help you get off this terrible drug. Please snuggle in and make yourself comfy. I know you can do it!
1588890 tn?1297077516 I have taken Neurontin and Keppra and with both, the side effects were so bad, I had to discontinue use. PLEASE HELP. Is there ANYTHING I can do to stop this. When they "fall asleep" tingling, pins and needles and numbness, at least I know what to do, I need help for when I do not have these warning signs. I live alone and it really gets rough sometimes.
544292 tn?1268886268 Such honesty and kindness and willingness to help. It's such a blessing! I think this place attracts some of the most intelligent and caring people in the world. So gratifying. I haven't posted for a very long time ... but I will always keep this thread going. I remember so well the desperation I had to hear from anyone ... anyone about how they got off. Now there's years worth of posts from people round the world who kicked Tram.
Avatar n tn I have had X-ray, EEG and sleep study done and still have not had specific diagnosis although the neurologist I went to charged me $5000 and told me in was monoclonal seizures. He put me on Keppra but I could not take it because of behavioral side effects, and I honestly can't afford to go back because I still owe him for the last visit and he spent very little time explaining anything to me (I felt dismissed a ifs it/I was insignificant) .
Avatar n tn How I would imagine a seizure to feel like if it was only in the frontal lobe of the brain (and not in the rest of the body).When awake I would never have these, and they happened very very rarely. The next stage was when I was sitting down at the computer, and I experienced the same sort of sensation as above, but while i was awake. and much much less intense. again this happened rarely. After this they became more frequent when awake.
211940 tn?1267884866 nor does it start in the shoulder as in the case of bursitis mentioned above. It starts and ends in the middle of my humerous, on the outside side (away from my body). Your posting is the first I have found that offers anything close to a similar symptom.
Avatar m tn steamed cleaned everything bought all types of lice shampoo etc....when in fact she had a type of rosecea that can give the feeling of bugs under the skin, it is the result of a virus, and yes u can get it in private drove her nutz...check out this site and see if it fits...the flies in ur home may be playing into what u r feeling...but do check this out. http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar n tn The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
Avatar f tn Whether or not they return remains to be seen, but for now I have to conclude there was, indeed, an infection of some type in my body that responded to treatment. On the down side, I still have the pain in my extremities. I have an appointment with a cardiologist in the coming month due to a CT scan showing clogged coronary arteries and will see what he has to say.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be due to hives Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red,itchy,raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes. They have a tendency to change size rapidly and to move around, disappearing in one place and reappearing in other places, often in a matter of hours. Many cases of hives are "idiopathic," meaning no cause is known. Others may be triggered by viral infections or medications.
Avatar n tn Hello everyone, it is now 4 WEEKS since post vaccination and I still feel the TINGLING sensation in my back and left side of the face. I do not know what this is???????? I had an EEG, MRI of the brain, and Blood Work and ALL is fine...I have also seen the Chiropractor and that has mildly helped.. I have included a Vitamin D supplement because I hear it is good for your nerves..However, I do not know what else to do??? Is Vitamin B12 a good option???
Avatar m tn 1) Windshield Wipers 2) Corners of furniture 3) Pens/Pencils being held by others 4) Silverware (forks) pointed towards me by others 5) Scissors pointed towards me 6) Movies (especially 3D ones) with 'pointy' objects, or panning an aerial view of the top of a 'sharp' mountain peak.
Avatar n tn So far it has worked for me nicely. I have a sleep study scheduled in forty-five days. I guess there are a lot of people in need in this department--I could not schedule it any earlier. In the interim, my doctor, in conjunction with the resident neurologist gave me a battery of in-office test to determine whether I needed further neurological evaluation, i.e., brain scan or whatever. They determined that there is nothing wrong with me neurologically.