Levetiracetam is a relatively new anti-epileptic medication used in humans, cats, dogs, and horses. It is commonly used as an additional medication for refractory epilepsy in animals.
Levetiracetam has no known drug interactions, making it ideal for add-on therapy for animals in which a primary medication has not completely controlled their epilepsy.
- Works in conjunction with a primary medication to help alleviate seizures due to refractory epilepsy.
- Allows lower doses of phenobarbital or other, potentially damaging medications.
- May be used in place of phenobarbital if liver damage has occured.
- Generally well tolerated in humans, though extension veterinary trials have not been done yet.
- Requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Levetiracetam tablets should be given as directed by your veterinarian.
- Give via oral route.
- Consult your veterinarian if your animal refuses the medication.
Prescription drugs can only be shipped upon receipt of an original prescription from a licensed veterinarian. FarmVet can accept an original prescription in one of the following ways:
- The original prescription may be mailed to:
1254 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin,TN 37069
- A licensed veterinarian may fax the Rx to 615-370-8502.
The fax must originate from the veterinarian's office.
- A licensed veterinarian can call & leave a voicemail with your prescription information with our pharmacy at 615-277-5602.
Prescriptions are refillable, if indicated by your vet, for up to one year from the original date. At the end of one year, prescriptions must be updated. Written prescriptions must include the veterinarian's license number, telephone number, and address. Federal law restricts the use of Rx drugs to use by, or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Prescription drug forms are available upon request.
●The most common side effects are gastrointestinal upset, change in behavior, and drowsiness.
●Should be used carefully in nursing or pregnant animals.
●Use with caution in animals with kidney failure.
●When discontinuing use, taper the medication to prevent withdrawal seizures.