Epilease

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mayanbilly
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Epilease

Post by mayanbilly » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:30 pm

Hi All.I have just changed my Vet to see if there are any more avenues to explore for treating the dreaded Epilepsy,My new vet has decided to try Bullseye on Epilease 1000mg daily along with his Pheno 150mg daily dose,
it seems a lot to try him on as I know they do a 100mg and 1510mg dose of Epilease or am I being to cautious about it..and has epilease done any good for others pets?..mayanbilly
mayanbilly.
My pet dog is" Bullseye."
Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
born 2nd June 2004.
150 mg Epiphen Daily.

1000mg Epilease daily

MK's mom
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Location: Michigan

Post by MK's mom » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:43 pm

Some dogs need to be on both medications. KBr (epilease) seems to be the drug of choice these days, but it has it's side effects. Some dogs do fine on it, others don't. It takes a good 12 weeks to reach therapeautic levels, so you'll have to be patient to see results on it. Also, you don't have to watch the clock when giving KBr like you do with Pb. It has a half life and can be given anytime during the day with food, unlike Pb that usually has to be given every 12 hours.

Vivian
Nathan
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
__________________________________
MK
5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

mayanbilly
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Epilease

Post by mayanbilly » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:48 pm

Thank you for your reply,vet says he doesn`t think there will be any side effects..if so do you know what they could be?..mayanbilly
mayanbilly.
My pet dog is" Bullseye."
Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
born 2nd June 2004.
150 mg Epiphen Daily.

1000mg Epilease daily

MK's mom
Posts: 1708
Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:48 am
Location: Michigan

Post by MK's mom » Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:34 pm

Side effects are hindend weakness, lethargy and increased thirst and hunger especially being that your pup is on Pb, too.

Vivian
Nathan
3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
__________________________________
MK
5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

milla04
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Re: Epilease

Post by milla04 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:40 pm

just something that may interest you guys... my cousin's dog was having seizures about once or twice a week until a friend recommended a raw food/grain free diet. he now has seizures one a month tops!

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