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KEPPRA (LEVETIRACETAM)

Written by Dr. William Thomas, DVM, MS Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology)
University of Tennessee

Keppra (levetiracetam) is approved in the US for people with focal seizures refractory to other anti-seizure drugs. I am currently doing a 3 year study of Keppra on dogs with seizures.

The optimal dose of levetiracetam (Keppra) has not been determined in dogs. Most neurologists are using 20 mg/kg every 8 hours. The cost would be around $75(US) a month.

WB Thomas DVM,MS
Dipl.ACVIM(Neurology)
University of Tennessee

NOTE: Lately The Guardian Angels have seen good success with Keppra in reducing seizures in dogs with Canine Epilepsy where little reduction of seizures were accomplished with phenobarbital or bromide. Keppra is an "add on" drug and dosage of current anti-seizure drugs should be maintainted while on Keppra.

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