I have 3 year old Lab that has seizes and we have been giving her 2 tablets of Phenobarb of64.8 mg. twice a day for 5 months. She has one sbout 3 to 4 times XXXX@XXXXXX.XXX We also tried a liquid and it did worst.She is under a local vet. but i would like another outlook from you thanks
Type of Animal: Lab
Age: 3 years
Name of Animal: fancy
Phenobarb 64.8mg. 2 tablets twice a day
Hi there! I am a licensed veterinarian and I would be happy to help!
I can't read part of your post...You said she has a seizure 3-4 times (per week? per month?)
I can read the rest of it, it sounds like she is on the two tablets and still having seizures right? How often?
she has about 3 times a week
Yikes, thats too often....Has she been having them ever since starting the Phenobarbital, or did they just start up again recently? Have you had a blood test done to check the level of drug in her system yet?
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Chat may not be working, I'll try and answer you...
If a dog on Phenobarb is still seizuring, the first step is doing a phenobarb blood level to see if she whether there is room to increase the dose without going outside the "safe" range....
If there is room, you up the phenobarb, if she is already at the upper end of the target range on the bloodwork, you add in another type of medication to try and control seizures. Phenobarb alone doesn't always do the trick. My next drug I reach for is called Potassium Bromide. this is often added in to help control the seizures. Goal is NO seizures, but we often are satisfied if they occur less than once a month.
Hope that helps
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