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by acwharton7
Wed May 13, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?
Replies: 27
Views: 18370

Re: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?

What side effects to zonisamide are you noticing? Vomiting? Lethargy? Increase or decrease in appetite? Ataxia (staggering or wobbly) ?
by acwharton7
Wed May 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?
Replies: 27
Views: 18370

Re: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?

From what and our vets are reading it is safe to go on higher doses of keppra. We get it discounted w good rx coupon at WinnDixie pharmacy here in Al. You have to shop around for deals. Talk w your vet.
by acwharton7
Wed May 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?
Replies: 27
Views: 18370

Re: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?

My 25 # jrt mix has been on way more PB and keppra than your dog for ~7 yrs. In divided doses he takes 203 mg PB and 4000 mg keppra per day. After consulting w neuro vet specialist yesterday we are adding 150 mg zonisamide to regimen bcuz he is having grand mal seizures q ~21d.
by acwharton7
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Keppra ups & downs?
Replies: 1
Views: 2373

Re: Keppra ups & downs?

Are you using XR keppra? If not, you should be able to cut/break pills without problem. The 500 mg Lev tabs we get from Walmart are scored- which means you can cut in half. We actually cut in quarters and feel like they absorb better that way. When we 1st transitioned to the 500 mg tabs we didn't cu...
by acwharton7
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?
Replies: 27
Views: 18370

Re: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?

Our dog, Nubb, 30# terrier mix, was doing pretty well on 625 mg leviteracitam 3 X day -which we've been getting in 250 mg tabs at Walmart with good rx coupon. 2 and 1/2 tabs per dose. He also is on 64.x mg Pb 4 x day. He had one seizure free stretch that was 60 days. Boy were we happy! We thought, h...
by acwharton7
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?
Replies: 27
Views: 18370

Re: Add Zonisamide or increase Keppra dose?

Our dog, Nubb, 30# terrier mix, was doing pretty well on 625 mg leviteracitam 3 X day -which we've been getting in 250 mg tabs at Walmart with good rx coupon. 2 and 1/2 tabs per dose. He also is on 64.x mg Pb 4 x day. He had one seizure free stretch that was 60 days. Boy were we happy! We thought, h...
by acwharton7
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: New to CEN with Nubb
Replies: 3
Views: 2316

New to CEN with Nubb

We have been coping with canine epilepsy since May 2014. Recently added leviteracetam this past July. Our pup had his first seizure at about age 1 1/2 yrs. This was 10 days after taking his monthly Trifexis. He had been on that for several months. I suspect a connection there, but of course reports ...