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Levetiracetam (Generic) Tablets

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Description

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.

Uses

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.

Precautions

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.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146752
  • Generic Name
    Levetiracetam
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Keppra
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Seizures
  • Drug Type
    Anticonvulsant
Ingredients
Ingredients

Levetiracetam.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Use this medication as directed by your veterinarian.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

What is Levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam is an add-on, anti-epileptic drug used in the management of refractory epilepsy in cats and dogs.

What are the benefits of Levetiracetam?

Used as an add-on drug for dogs and cats whose seizures are not adequately controlled by phenobarbital or the bromides. Can be used to treat seizures due to hepatic encephalopathy or cases of phenobarbital-induced liver damage.

How does this medication work?

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

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    Decreased frequency for seizures

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    My pup was having seizures every two to three weeks. This was the first medicine that he was put on. It helped decrease the frequency of the seizures to every six to eight weeks but not the intensity. He had to be put on another medication to supplement.

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    My Dog had a lot of seizures this really helped minimize it completely

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