Levetiracetam is a prescription tablet used to control seizures caused by epilepsy. It is an anticonvulsant that works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. It's also used by veterinarians to help manage epilepsy in companion animals. Customers may receive this drug under the name Keppra.
Levetiracetam is an add-on, oral medication that is indicated for the management of refractory epilepsy.
Possible Side Effects
All seizure control medications have potential to cause drowsiness. Some cats lose their appetites temporarily when beginning levetiracetam.
Drug & Food Interactions
Levetiracetam should not be used in animals who have previously exhibited hypersensitivity to it or any of its components. It should be used with caution in pets with renal impairment; dosing amounts or dosing frequency changes should be considered.
This medication has been shown to cause increased fetal and embryonal losses, and should only be used in pregnant animals when benefits outweigh risks. Pets with decreased kidney function should use this medication with caution. When discontinuing the use of this medication, gradual withdrawal is recommended to help prevent the likelihood of seizure-withdrawals.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
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Also available in extended release tablets.
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