What is Levetiracetam Oral Solution?
Levetiracetam Oral Solution is an anticonvulsant medication that treats seizures in dogs and cats. It can be used by itself or with other anticonvulsant medications. Levetiracetam Oral Solution is in certain cases safer for pets to use than other anticonvulsant medications because it passes through the urine instead of being broken down by the liver or metabolized by the kidneys. Levetiracetam Oral Solution requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Levetiracetam Oral Solution is a clear, colorless, grape-flavored liquid.
Dogs and Cats
- Treats seizures in dogs and cats
- Can be used by itself or with other anticonvulsant medications
- Passes through the urine instead of being broken down by the liver or metabolized by the kidneys
- Easy to give liquid formula
How does Levetiracetam Oral Solution work?
Levetiracetam Oral Solution decreases abnormal excitement in nerves in the brain and as a result, reduces seizures.
Even though Levetiracetam Oral Solution isn't metabolized by the kidneys, use with caution in pets that have kidney disease. The dosage may have to be reduced as a result. Do not stop giving Levetiracetam Oral Solution suddenly unless directed by your veterinarian. Suddenly stopping dosages can result in your pet experiencing a seizure. Use with caution in pets that are pregnant or lactating.
Levetiracetam Oral Solution (Cambor)
Levetiracetam Oral Solution (Cambor)
What is the most important thing I should know about Levetiracetam Oral Solution?
Levetiracetam Oral Solution must be given exactly as directed by your veterinarian. It requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Do not stop giving Levetiracetam Oral Solution suddenly. Try not to miss any doses. Blood monitoring is generally not required for this medication; however, only the veterinarian can decide that for your pet. Complete the entire treatment plan given by your veterinarian to prevent relapse or the development of resistance.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Levetiracetam Oral Solution to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease or is pregnant or lactating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medication or supplements. Also, tell your veterinarian if your pet has any allergies to any medications.
How should Levetiracetam Oral Solution be given?
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you don't understand the instructions, ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The exact dosage for your pet varies on many factors, including the severity of the condition, and will ultimately be determined by your veterinarian. Levetiracetam Oral Solution is given by the mouth and can be given with food.
What are the potential side effects of Levetiracetam Oral Solution?
Possible side effects of Levetiracetam Oral Solution include drowsiness, changes in behavior, vomiting, or diarrhea. In cats, a decrease in appetite can occur.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Levetiracetam Oral Solution?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule of doses. Try to give the doses at the same times.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Levetiracetam Oral Solution?
Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
What should I avoid while giving Levetiracetam Oral Solution to my pet?
Avoid giving to pets that are pregnant or lactating. It may cause embyronal or fetal loss. Discuss with your veterinarian if the benefits of giving Levetiracetam Oral Solution outweigh the risks. Also, avoid giving to pets with kidney disease.
What other drugs will affect Levetiracetam Oral Solution?
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is on any anticonvulsant medications, or other medications or supplements. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any abnormal reactions when different medications are given together.
Levetiracetam Oral Solution Directions:
- Give Levetiracetam Oral Solution exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
- Levetiracetam Oral Solution can be given with or without food
- Try to dose your pet at the same time each day.
Complete entire treatment plan unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian.
Levetiracetam Oral Solution Dosage:
Dosage is often started at 10 mg/lb (20 mg/kg) by mouth three times daily (every 8 hours) or as directed by your veterinarian
|All weights||Dosage is often started at 5-10 mg/lb (10-20 mg/kg) by mouth three times daily (every 8 hours) or as directed by your veterinarian|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Keep out of reach of children and pets. Store Levetiracetam Oral Solution at room temperature, away from heat and light.
Levetiracetam Oral Solution Ingredients:
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