- an add-on drug for seizures not adequately controlled by phenobarbital or the bromides
- 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.
- for Dogs and Cats
Also Known as Keppra
Possible Side Effects:
The most likely side effects include changes in behavior, drowsiness and GI upset.
Levetiracetam has been shown to cause increased embryonal and fetal losses in laboratory animals. It should be used during pregnancy only when the benefits outweigh the possible risks. Levetiracetam should be used with caution in animals with decreased kidney function. Adjustments in dose and dose frequency may be necessary. When discontinuing use of levetiracetam, a gradual withdrawal is recommended to guard against the possibility of withdrawal seizures.
Possible Drug Interactions:
No drug interactions were found in humans or dogs in the literature.
Store at controlled room temperature 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet and follow the scheduled dosing.
Do not give your pet more medication than directed and don't skip doses.
Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.