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cats: with epilepsy as it is for human beings

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Is carbamazepine suitable for cats with epilepsy as it is for human beings
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

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CriticalCareVet :

No - this is not commonly used in small animals (cats and dogs)

CriticalCareVet :

It is not well tolerated - and at this time the consensus is that carbamazepine should be considered as a 3rd-line agent for use in small animals after the more common options based on response to therapy and (tolerated) side effects.

Customer:

what is a 3rd line agent please?

CriticalCareVet :

meaning not the first or second choice, but the 3rd choice if nothing else is working.

Customer:

as the epilepsy is idiopathic what dosage of carbamezepine would be needed for a 4.5kg cat?

CriticalCareVet :

I would not recommend this drug as a primary epilepsy drug for a cat.

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