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Primidone is used to control seizures in dogs. It is believed that Primidone alters the chemical impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Primidone raises electro- or chemoshock seizure thresholds or alters seizure patterns in experimental animals.


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What is Primidone 50mg Tablet?

Primidone is an anticonvulsant prescribed to for long-term use to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures and control epilepsy in dogs. This medication is also used to control seizures associated with various infections such as viral encephalitis and distemper. Primidone is used in dogs and rarely prescribed to treat cats.

Who is Primidone 50mg Tablet for?

Dogs and rarely used in treating cats

Why use Primidone 50mg Tablet?

- Controls severity and frequency of seizures associated with epilepsy- - Reduces seizures associated with various infections such as viral encephalitis and distemper - Can be used for long term treatment

How does Primidone 50mg Tablet work?

When Primidone is ingested, it’s converted to phenobarbital which is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses in the nervous system, which helps to reduce seizures.

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Mutual Pharmaceutical

Active ingredient(s):

Primidone

How is Primidone 50mg Tablet sold?

Single tablet

What are the side effects of Primidone 50mg Tablet?

Liver toxicity, anxiety when initiating treatment, agitation when initiating treatment, increased thirst, increased urination, increased appetite and weight gain

What special precautions are there?

Use with extreme caution in dogs suffering from conditions like dehydration, anemia, Addison's disease, heart, kidney or respiratory diseases.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Primidone 50mg Tablet?

Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.

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Primidone is used to for long-term control of convulsions, seizures, and epilepsy in dogs. It’s rarely used in cats. Primidone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet 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.
 
The usual dose in dogs is 2.3-6.8 mg per pound of pet’s body weight per day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Primidone can be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
 

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Dog Seizure Medication

seizure is a sudden and abnormal neurological activity occurring in the brain. Seizures may cause unusual behavior from your dog such as shaking, whining, salivation, wandering, restlessness and apprehension. The cause of your dog’s seizures may vary from Epilepsy, Canine Distemper, Brain Tumor, Head Injury or Environmental Toxins. Medications are available in the aid of seizures and their symptoms and the medications shown below may be prescribed by your veterinarian.

Levetiracetam tablets is a newer anti-epileptic drug that is used in the management of refractory epilepsy in dogs.

For certain types of seizures Gabapentin may be prescribed. Gabapentin may be first prescribed in a lower dose of 100 milligrams and slowly move up to 300 milligrams based on the severity of the dog’s seizures.

Primidone is a medication used to control seizures in dogs. The medication works by altering the chemical impulses in the brain that cause seizures. It helps raise chemoshock seizure thresholds or alters seizure patterns.

Seizures can occur for a number of reasons. Medications are prescribed to help control seizures and help your pet live a more normal life. Count on Allivet to provide you with the medication needed for your pet along with the care and attention you and your dog deserve.

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