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What's the side effects of keppra on dogs? (levetiracetam)

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What's the side effects of keppra on dogs?
(levetiracetam)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Welcome. I'm Dr. Bruce and I've been a small animal veterinarian for over 15 years. Thank you for your question about Gabby. As far as the side effects of Keppra, the good news is that there are very few of them with this drug. Dogs handle this medication very well. The main one that can be seen is drowsiness as they initially are getting used to it in their system. The other possible side effect is ataxia. Of the various drugs used in veterinary medicine, this is one I find to be very well tolerated. Here is a good link on it.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3108
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