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Jenn g
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
I was prescribed phenobabital 16 2 mg 28 tablets for my cat. But it keeps giving me the primidone page but it says it's not for cats. So what do I use?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not offer phenobarbital at this time. When ordering on our website if we do not carry the product needed any similar products will show up on the website as an option.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 4 years ago
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lynn
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
Is primidone safe to use as opposed to phenobarbital?
ANSWERS (1)
Primidone when ingested in converted to phenobarbital in the body, and is safe to use in long term control of convulsion, seizures, and epilepsy in dogs.
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Ben B
Posted 4 years ago
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lorraine
Posted 6 years ago
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dose
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Please contact your veterinarian for dosing.
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Kayla pharmacy intern
Posted 6 years ago
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Coco
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
My dog takes 4mls of phenobarbital elixir twice a day. Will this medicine work as well for her & how much would her dose be?
ANSWERS (1)
Your veterinarian would need to make the decision whether primidone could be used instead of phenobarbital elixir. If the decision was made to use primidone, your veterinarian would determine the correct dose to use. Primidone and phenobarbital are not directly substitutable.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
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colleen
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
Is primidone the same as phenobarbitone ? Do you stock phenobarbitone 30mg?
ANSWERS (1)
I'm sorry, but we do not stock phenobarbital. Primidone is different than phenobarbital. However, when primidone is metabolized in the body, it is converted to the active metabolite, phenobarbital.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
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claz
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
My dog got a hold of Phenobarbital 2 pills on will it hurt him?
ANSWERS (1)
I don't know. I don't know how much your pet weighs nor do I know what strength phenobarbital your pet took. I would suggest you contact your veterinarian or a veterinary emergency room because of the potential for an overdose.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
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Sandy
Posted 10 years ago
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What is the common dosage for a 40 lb. dog for Zonisamide?
ANSWERS (1)
A typical dose of zonisamide for a 40 lb dog is 200 mg every 12 hours. I can't say that 400 mg every 12 hours is too much because I don't know your pet's condition. Loss of appetite is a common side effect for this medication.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
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Pat
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
Does this medication cause dogs to not be able to breathe.
ANSWERS (1)
This medication can cause your dog to have trouble breathing. This typically happens if the animal has an allergic reaction to the primidone. Getting excited and restless can both be caused by taking this drug.
Author avatar
Rich, Pharmacy Intern
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
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What is Primidone?

Primidone is used to for long-term control of convulsions, seizures, and epilepsy in dogs. It's rarely used in cats. Primidone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Dogs, and rarely with Cats

Benefits:

  • Controls severity and frequency of seizures associated with epilepsy
  • Also provides an effective means of controlling convulsions associated with infectious neuropathies such as viral encephalitis and distemper

How it Works:

When Primidone is ingested, it's converted to phenobarbital which is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses in the nervous system, which helps to reduce seizures

Cautions:

Primidone should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. Other drugs, as well as vitamins and supplements, may have an adverse interaction with Primidone, so disclose to your veterinarian what other products you are giving to your pet. Primidone may cause drowsiness, dizziness, hives, swelling or other side effects. Contact your vet at the onset of any of abnormal physical or behavioral change in your pet. It is very important not to miss giving your pet a dose, as this can cause a seizure.

Brand Name:

Neurosyn (Boehringer Ingleheim), Mysoline (Athena Neuroscience)

Generic Name:

Primidone (prim-ih'-doen)

What is Primidone:

Primidone is used to control seizures in dogs. It is believed that Primidone alters the chemical impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Primidone is a prescription medication available as 250mg scored tablets. The usual dose in dogs is 2.3-6.8 mg/pound per day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Primidone may be also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving primidone to my pet:

Discuss with your veterinarian any other medical conditions your pet may have and any medications your pet is being given, including over the counter medications. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, lactating or if you intend to breed your pet.

What is the most important information I should know about Primidone:

Do not stop giving this medication. It is important to continue giving primidone to prevent seizures from recurring. Primidone may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Primidone can be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Do not stop giving the medication. It is important to continue giving primidone to prevent seizures from recurring. Store primidone at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children and other pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose that was missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of this medication.

What should I avoid while giving primidone to my pet:

Do not give primidone to dogs allergic to Phenobarbital. Primidone should not be given to cats. Primidone may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Use caution when giving other medications that may cause dizziness or drowsiness.

What are the possible side effects of primidone:

If your pet develops any of the following serious side effects, stop giving primidone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or hives); a rash; worsening of seizures; fever. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue to give primidone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences dizziness, poor coordination, or drowsiness; blurred vision; irregular back and forth movements of the eyes; or nausea and vomiting. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect primidone:

Acetazolamide (Diamox), carbamazepine (Tegretol), ethosuximide (Zarontin), and methsuximide (Celontin) may decrease the effects of primidone and require a higher primidone dose. Phenytoin (Dilantin), ethotoin (Peganone), mephenytoin (Mesantoin), and isoniazid may increase the effects of primidone and require a lower primidone dose. Carbamezepine (Tegretol) blood levels may increase when given with primidone. The carbamazepine dose may need to be adjusted lower. CNS depressants, valproic acid and chloramphenicol may increase the effect of primidone. Primidone may decrease the effect of coumadin, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), beta blockers (such as atenolol), theophylline and metronidazole. Use with caution when giving primidone with furosemide, griseofulvin or rifampin.

Primidone Directions:

  • Primidone is a prescription medication used to control seizures and epilepsy in dogs. It is believed that Primidone alters the chemical impulses in the brain that cause seizures.
  • Primidone should not be given to cats.
  • Primidone may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
Tip:

Do not stop giving this medication. It is important to continue giving Primidone to prevent seizures from recurring.

Primidone Dosage:

Primidone Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose in dogs is 2.3-6.8 mg per pound of pet's body weight per day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Primidone can be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Primidone Dosage for Cats
Cats
Do not use!
Primidone Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Primidone Ingredients:

Primidone
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Primidone 250 mg

What is Primidone?

Primidone is used to for long-term control of convulsions, seizures, and epilepsy in dogs. It's rarely used in cats. Primidone requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Dogs, and rarely with Cats

Benefits:

  • Controls severity and frequency of seizures associated with epilepsy
  • Also provides an effective means of controlling convulsions associated with infectious neuropathies such as viral encephalitis and distemper

How it Works:

When Primidone is ingested, it's converted to phenobarbital which is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses in the nervous system, which helps to reduce seizures

Cautions:

Primidone should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. Other drugs, as well as vitamins and supplements, may have an adverse interaction with Primidone, so disclose to your veterinarian what other products you are giving to your pet. Primidone may cause drowsiness, dizziness, hives, swelling or other side effects. Contact your vet at the onset of any of abnormal physical or behavioral change in your pet. It is very important not to miss giving your pet a dose, as this can cause a seizure.

Brand Name:

Neurosyn (Boehringer Ingleheim), Mysoline (Athena Neuroscience)

Generic Name:

Primidone (prim-ih'-doen)

What is Primidone:

Primidone is used to control seizures in dogs. It is believed that Primidone alters the chemical impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Primidone is a prescription medication available as 250mg scored tablets. The usual dose in dogs is 2.3-6.8 mg/pound per day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Primidone may be also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving primidone to my pet:

Discuss with your veterinarian any other medical conditions your pet may have and any medications your pet is being given, including over the counter medications. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, lactating or if you intend to breed your pet.

What is the most important information I should know about Primidone:

Do not stop giving this medication. It is important to continue giving primidone to prevent seizures from recurring. Primidone may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Primidone can be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink. Do not stop giving the medication. It is important to continue giving primidone to prevent seizures from recurring. Store primidone at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children and other pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose that was missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of this medication.

What should I avoid while giving primidone to my pet:

Do not give primidone to dogs allergic to Phenobarbital. Primidone should not be given to cats. Primidone may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Use caution when giving other medications that may cause dizziness or drowsiness.

What are the possible side effects of primidone:

If your pet develops any of the following serious side effects, stop giving primidone and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or hives); a rash; worsening of seizures; fever. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue to give primidone and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences dizziness, poor coordination, or drowsiness; blurred vision; irregular back and forth movements of the eyes; or nausea and vomiting. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.

What other drugs will affect primidone:

Acetazolamide (Diamox), carbamazepine (Tegretol), ethosuximide (Zarontin), and methsuximide (Celontin) may decrease the effects of primidone and require a higher primidone dose. Phenytoin (Dilantin), ethotoin (Peganone), mephenytoin (Mesantoin), and isoniazid may increase the effects of primidone and require a lower primidone dose. Carbamezepine (Tegretol) blood levels may increase when given with primidone. The carbamazepine dose may need to be adjusted lower. CNS depressants, valproic acid and chloramphenicol may increase the effect of primidone. Primidone may decrease the effect of coumadin, corticosteroids (such as prednisone), beta blockers (such as atenolol), theophylline and metronidazole. Use with caution when giving primidone with furosemide, griseofulvin or rifampin.

Primidone Directions:

  • Primidone is a prescription medication used to control seizures and epilepsy in dogs. It is believed that Primidone alters the chemical impulses in the brain that cause seizures.
  • Primidone should not be given to cats.
  • Primidone may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
Tip:

Do not stop giving this medication. It is important to continue giving Primidone to prevent seizures from recurring.

Primidone Dosage:

Primidone Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose in dogs is 2.3-6.8 mg per pound of pet's body weight per day in 2 or 3 divided doses. Primidone can be given with food. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Primidone Dosage for Cats
Cats
Do not use!
Primidone Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Primidone Ingredients:

Primidone
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Primidone 250 mg
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Author avatar
Jenn g
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
I was prescribed phenobabital 16 2 mg 28 tablets for my cat. But it keeps giving me the primidone page but it says it's not for cats. So what do I use?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not offer phenobarbital at this time. When ordering on our website if we do not carry the product needed any similar products will show up on the website as an option.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
lynn
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
Is primidone safe to use as opposed to phenobarbital?
ANSWERS (1)
Primidone when ingested in converted to phenobarbital in the body, and is safe to use in long term control of convulsion, seizures, and epilepsy in dogs.
Author avatar
Ben B
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
lorraine
Posted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
QUESTION
dose
ANSWERS (1)
Please contact your veterinarian for dosing.
Author avatar
Kayla pharmacy intern
Posted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Coco
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
My dog takes 4mls of phenobarbital elixir twice a day. Will this medicine work as well for her & how much would her dose be?
ANSWERS (1)
Your veterinarian would need to make the decision whether primidone could be used instead of phenobarbital elixir. If the decision was made to use primidone, your veterinarian would determine the correct dose to use. Primidone and phenobarbital are not directly substitutable.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
colleen
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
Is primidone the same as phenobarbitone ? Do you stock phenobarbitone 30mg?
ANSWERS (1)
I'm sorry, but we do not stock phenobarbital. Primidone is different than phenobarbital. However, when primidone is metabolized in the body, it is converted to the active metabolite, phenobarbital.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
claz
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
My dog got a hold of Phenobarbital 2 pills on will it hurt him?
ANSWERS (1)
I don't know. I don't know how much your pet weighs nor do I know what strength phenobarbital your pet took. I would suggest you contact your veterinarian or a veterinary emergency room because of the potential for an overdose.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Sandy
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
What is the common dosage for a 40 lb. dog for Zonisamide?
ANSWERS (1)
A typical dose of zonisamide for a 40 lb dog is 200 mg every 12 hours. I can't say that 400 mg every 12 hours is too much because I don't know your pet's condition. Loss of appetite is a common side effect for this medication.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Pat
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
Does this medication cause dogs to not be able to breathe.
ANSWERS (1)
This medication can cause your dog to have trouble breathing. This typically happens if the animal has an allergic reaction to the primidone. Getting excited and restless can both be caused by taking this drug.
Author avatar
Rich, Pharmacy Intern
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
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