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Levetiracetam XR 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 500 mg or 750 mg.

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?

Dogs and Cats

Why use Levetiracetam XR Tablet?

-Used as an add-on drug for dogs and cats whose seizures are not adequately controlled by phenobarbital or the bromides -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. -Extended release

How does Levetiracetam XR Tablet work?

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

Manufacturer:

Apotex, WP, Lupin, Teva or other generic brand

Active ingredient(s):

Levetiracetam

How is Levetiracetam XR Tablet sold?

Sold as individual tablet in strengths of 500 mg or 750 mg

What are the side effects of Levetiracetam XR Tablet?

Levetiracetam generally is well-tolerated. The most-likely side-effects include changes in behavior, drowsiness and GI upset. In studies performed with children, the behavior changes included hyperactivity, somnolence and aggression.

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 XR Tablet?

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

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.

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 

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