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Levetiracetam XR Tablet Rx

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Product Description

Levetiracetam is a newly-introduced anti-epileptic medication used to manage refractory epilepsy.

What is Levetiracetam XR Tablet?

Veterinarians prescribe Levetiracetam and other issue-specific medications like phenobarbital to treat epileptic seizures in dogs and cats. This anticonvulsant helps decrease abnormal excitement in the brain.

Who is Levetiracetam XR Tablet for?

For use in cats and dogs.

Why use Levetiracetam XR Tablet?

Features of Levetiracetam:
  • Extended release formula
  • May allow for a lower phenobarbital dose without increasing seizure activity
  • May be used in the treatment of seizures caused by hepatic encephalopathy or some instances of liver damage caused by phenobarbital
  • Prescribed as an add-on medication for animals whose seizure activity is not fully controlled by bromides or phenobarbital

How does Levetiracetam XR Tablet work?

Levetiracetam is considered an anticonvulsant medication. It decreases abnormal brain excitement.

Manufacturer:

Lupin Limited, Apotex, WP, Teva or other generic brand

Active ingredient(s):

Levetiracetam

How is Levetiracetam XR Tablet sold?

Sold by the tablet in strengths of 500 mg or 750 mg

What are the side effects of Levetiracetam XR Tablet?

Levetiracetam is usually well-tolerated. However, the following adverse reactions are possible:
  • Aggression
  • Somnolence
  • Hyperactivity
  • GI upset
  • Drowsiness

What special precautions are there?

  • To discontinue Levetiracetam use, gradually withdraw to prevent withdrawal seizures.
  • Dose frequency and dose adjustments could be necessary.
  • Levetiracetam should be cautiously administered to animals suffering from a decrease in kidney function.
  • Careful consideration should be exercised to determine risks versus benefits for use in pregnant animals. This medication has been proven to increase fetal and embryonal losses.

What to do if overdose?

In case of overdose, contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Levetiracetam XR Tablet?

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

Helpful Tips:

Levetiracetam may be prescribed in the treatment of seizures in cats and dogs. It may also be prescribed exclusively as an anticonvulsant or administered alongside potassium bromide and/or phenobarbital.

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.

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Use as prescribed by your vet.

Main Ingredients

Levetiracetam

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