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Levetiracetam Tablet Rx

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Levetiracetam is a newer anti-epileptic drug that is used in the management of refractory epilepsy in dogs and cats.
 
* Sold as individual tablet in strengths of 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg or 1000 mg.

What is Levetiracetam 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 Tablet for?

Dogs and Cats

Why use Levetiracetam 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 Tablet work?

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

Manufacturer:

Hetero Labs Limited, Intas Pharmaceuticals, Aurobindo, Lupin, Sandoz, Teva, Accord, Camber or other generic brand

Active ingredient(s):

Levetiracetam

How is Levetiracetam Tablet sold?

Sold as individual tablet in strengths of : 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg or 1000 mg

What are the side effects of Levetiracetam 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.

What special precautions are there?

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.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Levetiracetam Tablet?

Store at controlled room temperature 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).

Helpful Tips:

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from WalmartPetRx before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

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