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My chihuahua has been on this for a little over a year and did great until recently. If you can’t give three times a day this isn’t the medicine for your fur baby. Mine hasn’t had a seizure since we added potassium bromide to his meds. But it worked better then phenobarbital did then like I said we had to add another medicine to his regular meds. Also didn’t cause him to gain lots of weight and be sluggish like he was on the phenobarbital.
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Katy
Posted 1 week ago
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Is this the extended release formula?
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Thank you for your question. Yes, we do offer the extended release version of this medication. When viewing the product on our page just be sure to click on the option that says Extended-Release.
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Lisa
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Does 250 mg of XR exist? I am only seeing 500 and 750, but my vet prescribed 250 mg XR.
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Thank you for your question. We do not offer 250mg in extended release tablets. Nor are we aware of 250mg being available in the extended release tablets.
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Missy
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My vet gives this in liquid form.Do u sell it in that form?
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Linda Pharmacy Intern
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Hannah
Posted 1 year ago
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Are you guys having problems keeping this product in stock? Been waiting since December 4 to order more said it would be back in stock 26 December and now they are already sold out again. Plus the price is higher. 
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There is a nationwide shortage with this medication that is affecting animal and human patients taking this medication.
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Steve
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Supply problems - can you improve your stocking levels? This item is always out of stock every month.
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Levetiracetem is in short supply from the manufacturer. We do our best to always keep all drugs in stock.
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Lisa M
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leahh52496
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How is this administered to my dog? Is it allowed to be chewed, or do I have to somehow force the whole pill down my dog's throat? I'm not sure how tablets are administered to dogs.
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I’ve never seen these in chewable form, I slip it in some wet food and spoon feed it. Just a little wet, and then an extra spoon to help the medicine go down. I use a low fat digestion wet.... There’s also treats called “pill pockets”, tho unsure of the ingredients...
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Levetiracetam tablets may be chewed.
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What is Levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant medication that treats seizures in dogs and cats. It can be used by itself or with other anticonvulsant medications. Levetiracetam is in certain cases safer for pets to use than other anticonvulsant medications because it passes through the urine instead of being broken down by the liver or metabolized by the kidneys. Levetiracetam requires a prescription from your veterinarian and is sold by the tablet.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Helps control seizures
  • Increases your pet's quality of life
  • Can be combined with other anticonvulsant medications
  • In certain cases, safer to use than other anticonvulsant medications
  • Sold by the tablet

How does Levetiracetam work?

Levetiracetam decreases abnormal excitement in nerves in the brain and as a result, reduces seizures.

Cautions:

Even though Levetiracetam isn't metabolized by the kidneys, tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease. The dosage may have to be reduced as a result. Do not stop giving Levetiracetam suddenly unless directed by your veterinarian. Suddenly stopping dosages can result in your pet experiencing a seizure. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

Brand Name:

Keppra

Generic Name:

Levetiracetam

What is the most important thing I should know about Levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam must be given exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving Levetiracetam suddenly. Try not to miss any doses. Levetiracetam is available in 250 mg and 500 mg tablets, and is available in Extended-Release tablets of 500 mg and 750 mg. Higher doses may be required to control seizures. Blood monitoring is generally not required for this medication; however, only the veterinarian can decide that for your pet. Complete the entire treatment plan given by your veterinarian to prevent relapse or the development of resistance.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Levetiracetam to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease or is pregnant or lactating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medication or supplements. Also, tell your veterinarian if your pet has any allergies to any medications.

How should Levetiracetam be given to my pet?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you don't understand the instructions, ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The exact dosage for your pet varies on many factors, including the severity of the condition, and will ultimately be determined by your veterinarian. Levetiracetam can be given with food.

What are the potential side effects of Levetiracetam?

Possible side effects of Levetiracetam include drowsiness, changes in behavior, vomiting, or diarrhea. In cats, a decrease in appetite can occur.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Levetiracetam to my pet?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule of doses. Try to give the doses at the same times.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Levetiracetam?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

What should I avoid while giving Levetiracetam to my pet?

Avoid giving to pets who are pregnant or lactating. It may cause embyronal or fetal loss. Discuss with your veterinarian if the benefits of giving Levetiracetam outweigh the risks. Also, avoid giving to pets with kidney disease.

What other drugs will affect Levetiracetam?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is on any anticonvulsant medications, or other medications or supplements. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any abnormal reactions when different medications are given together.

Levetiracetam Directions:

  • Dosage is ultimately determined by your veterinarian.
  • Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly when administering Levetiracetam to your pet.
  • Levetiracetam can be given with food.
Tip:

Complete entire treatment plan unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian.

Levetiracetam Dosage:

Levetiracetam Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is often started at 10 mg/lb (20 mg/kg) by mouth three times daily (every 8 hours).
Levetiracetam Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is often started at 5-10 mg/lb (10-20 mg/kg) by mouth three times daily (every 8 hours).
Levetiracetam Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children and pets. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.

Levetiracetam Ingredients:

Levetiracetam 250 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 250 mg
Levetiracetam 500 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 500 mg
Levetiracetam Extended-Release 500 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 500 mg
Levetiracetam Extended-Release 750 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 750 mg

What is Levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant medication that treats seizures in dogs and cats. It can be used by itself or with other anticonvulsant medications. Levetiracetam is in certain cases safer for pets to use than other anticonvulsant medications because it passes through the urine instead of being broken down by the liver or metabolized by the kidneys. Levetiracetam requires a prescription from your veterinarian and is sold by the tablet.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Helps control seizures
  • Increases your pet's quality of life
  • Can be combined with other anticonvulsant medications
  • In certain cases, safer to use than other anticonvulsant medications
  • Sold by the tablet

How does Levetiracetam work?

Levetiracetam decreases abnormal excitement in nerves in the brain and as a result, reduces seizures.

Cautions:

Even though Levetiracetam isn't metabolized by the kidneys, tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease. The dosage may have to be reduced as a result. Do not stop giving Levetiracetam suddenly unless directed by your veterinarian. Suddenly stopping dosages can result in your pet experiencing a seizure. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

Brand Name:

Keppra

Generic Name:

Levetiracetam

What is the most important thing I should know about Levetiracetam?

Levetiracetam must be given exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving Levetiracetam suddenly. Try not to miss any doses. Levetiracetam is available in 250 mg and 500 mg tablets, and is available in Extended-Release tablets of 500 mg and 750 mg. Higher doses may be required to control seizures. Blood monitoring is generally not required for this medication; however, only the veterinarian can decide that for your pet. Complete the entire treatment plan given by your veterinarian to prevent relapse or the development of resistance.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Levetiracetam to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease or is pregnant or lactating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medication or supplements. Also, tell your veterinarian if your pet has any allergies to any medications.

How should Levetiracetam be given to my pet?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you don't understand the instructions, ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. The exact dosage for your pet varies on many factors, including the severity of the condition, and will ultimately be determined by your veterinarian. Levetiracetam can be given with food.

What are the potential side effects of Levetiracetam?

Possible side effects of Levetiracetam include drowsiness, changes in behavior, vomiting, or diarrhea. In cats, a decrease in appetite can occur.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Levetiracetam to my pet?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule of doses. Try to give the doses at the same times.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Levetiracetam?

Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

What should I avoid while giving Levetiracetam to my pet?

Avoid giving to pets who are pregnant or lactating. It may cause embyronal or fetal loss. Discuss with your veterinarian if the benefits of giving Levetiracetam outweigh the risks. Also, avoid giving to pets with kidney disease.

What other drugs will affect Levetiracetam?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is on any anticonvulsant medications, or other medications or supplements. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any abnormal reactions when different medications are given together.

Levetiracetam Directions:

  • Dosage is ultimately determined by your veterinarian.
  • Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly when administering Levetiracetam to your pet.
  • Levetiracetam can be given with food.
Tip:

Complete entire treatment plan unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian.

Levetiracetam Dosage:

Levetiracetam Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is often started at 10 mg/lb (20 mg/kg) by mouth three times daily (every 8 hours).
Levetiracetam Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Dosage is often started at 5-10 mg/lb (10-20 mg/kg) by mouth three times daily (every 8 hours).
Levetiracetam Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children and pets. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.

Levetiracetam Ingredients:

Levetiracetam 250 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 250 mg
Levetiracetam 500 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 500 mg
Levetiracetam Extended-Release 500 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 500 mg
Levetiracetam Extended-Release 750 mg Tablets
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Levetiracetam 750 mg
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Breed Chihuahua
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Cheaper then phenobarbital
My chihuahua has been on this for a little over a year and did great until recently. If you can’t give three times a day this isn’t the medicine for your fur baby. Mine hasn’t had a seizure since we added potassium bromide to his meds. But it worked better then phenobarbital did then like I said we had to add another medicine to his regular meds. Also didn’t cause him to gain lots of weight and be sluggish like he was on the phenobarbital.
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Katy
Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago
QUESTION
Is this the extended release formula?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Yes, we do offer the extended release version of this medication. When viewing the product on our page just be sure to click on the option that says Extended-Release.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 1 week ago
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Zoey
Posted 3 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago
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What does this drug treat
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Lisa
Posted 5 months ago
Posted 5 months ago
QUESTION
Does 250 mg of XR exist? I am only seeing 500 and 750, but my vet prescribed 250 mg XR.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. We do not offer 250mg in extended release tablets. Nor are we aware of 250mg being available in the extended release tablets.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 5 months ago
Posted 5 months ago
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Missy
Posted 10 months ago
Posted 10 months ago
QUESTION
My vet gives this in liquid form.Do u sell it in that form?
ANSWERS (1)
Not yet.
Author avatar
Shari PetMed Pro
Posted 10 months ago
Posted 10 months ago
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Cassandra2002
Posted 11 months ago
Posted 11 months ago
QUESTION
Do you sell it in a liquid form?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, we don't carry that in liquid form at this time.
Author avatar
Linda Pharmacy Intern
Posted 11 months ago
Posted 11 months ago
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Hannah
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
Are you guys having problems keeping this product in stock? Been waiting since December 4 to order more said it would be back in stock 26 December and now they are already sold out again. Plus the price is higher. 
ANSWERS (1)
There is a nationwide shortage with this medication that is affecting animal and human patients taking this medication.
Author avatar
Lilli Rph
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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Steve
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
Supply problems - can you improve your stocking levels? This item is always out of stock every month.
ANSWERS (1)
Levetiracetem is in short supply from the manufacturer. We do our best to always keep all drugs in stock.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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leahh52496
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
How is this administered to my dog? Is it allowed to be chewed, or do I have to somehow force the whole pill down my dog's throat? I'm not sure how tablets are administered to dogs.
ANSWERS (2)
I’ve never seen these in chewable form, I slip it in some wet food and spoon feed it. Just a little wet, and then an extra spoon to help the medicine go down. I use a low fat digestion wet.... There’s also treats called “pill pockets”, tho unsure of the ingredients...
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Lisa
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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Levetiracetam tablets may be chewed.
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Lisa M
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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