Levetiracetam

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Prescription Medications

Prescription medications and Nutramax branded product purchases require that your pet has a doctor-patient relationship with a veterinarian at Town & Country Vet Clinic in Marietta, GA

Description

What is Levetiracetam 500mg Tablet?

Levetiracetam is prescribed by veterinarians in combination with other medications to treat certain types of seizures in pets suffering from epilepsy.

Who is Levetiracetam 500mg Tablet for?

Dogs and Cats

Why use Levetiracetam 500mg Tablet?

Levetiracetam is used as an add-on drug for dogs and cats whose seizures are not adequately controlled by phenobarbital or the bromides; as many as 60-70% of dogs and cats with epilepsy are not controlled adequately by these medications. Levetiracetam also may be useful to treat seizures due to hepatic encephalopathy or cases of phenobarbital-induced liver damage. The addition of Levetiracetam may permit a lower dose of phenobarbital without an increase in seizure frequency.

How does Levetiracetam 500mg Tablet work?

Levetiracetam is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain.

What are the side effects of Levetiracetam 500mg Tablet?

There are very few side effects with this medication. All seizure control medications have potential to cause drowsiness. Some cats lose their appetites temporarily when beginning levetiracetam.

Helpful Tips:

Levetiracetam can be used for treating seizures in dogs and cats. It can be used solely as an anticonvulsant medication. It can also be used in conjunction with phenobarbital and/or potassium bromide.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 1 × 1 in
Dose

250 mg, 500 mg

Count

30 Tablets, 60 Tablets

How to Use

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

Ingredients

100% Levetiracetam

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