FELBAMATE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 201680/001.

Names and composition

"FELBAMATE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of FELBAMATE.

Answered questions

Gaba a receptor tegritol for bipolar symptoms anyone tried it?
Felbamate has been proposed to a unique dual mechanism of action as a positive modulator of GABA A receptors [4][5] and as a blocker of NMDA receptors, particularly isoforms containing the NR2B subunit. [6][7][8][9] Although it is clear that felbamate does cause pharmacological inhibition of NMDA receptors... Asked by Giovanna Matsubara 4 months ago.

Felbamate has been proposed to a unique dual mechanism of action as a positive modulator of GABA A receptors [4][5] and as a blocker of NMDA receptors, particularly isoforms containing the NR2B subunit. [6][7][8][9] Although it is clear that felbamate does cause pharmacological inhibition of NMDA receptors the relevance of NMDA receptor blockade as a strategy for the treatment of human epilepsy has been questioned. [10] Therefore, the importance of the effects of felbamate on NMDA receptors to its therapeutic action in epilepsy is uncertain. Sounds pretty good.. raises gaba blocks glutamate. Anyone try it? Answered by Tashina Bryk 4 months ago.

Tegretol (Carbamazepine) has many uses in medicine. Primarily, it is for epilepsy. Then for neuropathic (nerve) pain, the third use is mood stabilization in Bipolar Affective Disorder. Have I tried it? No. I have tried Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Sodium Valproate and Lithium. CAUTION- Before you commence a trial on Tegretol, YOU MUST consult a psychiatrist. THEN you have to have regular blood tests. This is a drug that has to be monitored by your treating doctor. Answered by Rudy Bridjmohan 4 months ago.

well bipolar means that you have two very extreme moods. it can last for months at a time or as little as about a few hours-(the more extreme cases). one mood is very elated, you are overly happy and excited. you tend to be very meticulous and get lost in what you are doing. as the elation increases with the amount of time you spend in that mood you seem to get crazier to the people around you. like one day you may say wow i would really like to have a boat and then the next day i think im gonna build a boat and then the next day you migth tell people about your plans to build the boat and then the next day you buy supplies and by the end of it all you can think about is building the boat and nothing else matters. now this may seem uncommon to you but this is just one example of heightened elation. second mood is depression. there are many symptoms of depression ranging from isolating yourself and not communicating to just sulking and making everyone around you miserable. there are also different severities of depression. usually bipolar people will not harm themselves in anyway during their depression but some have been known to harm others that get in the way of feeling the way they do, again thats an extreme case. if you are worried you orsomeone you know has this uncommon but very serious condition you should talk to health care provider as soon as you can, because it can get worse without treatment Answered by Lizette Cousens 4 months ago.

Can i take sleeping pills while taking depakote er?
I'm taking prescription Depakote ER but am having much trouble sleeping for the first time since I started taking the drug two weeks ago. Which drugs interact with Depakote ER and am I safe taking sleeping pills? Asked by Sina Pilkey 4 months ago.

* Benzodiazepines (eg, diazepam), carbamazepine, erythromycin, felbamate, fluoxetine, guanfacine, isoniazid, ketoconazole, risperidone, or salicylates (eg, aspirin) because the risk of serious side effects of Depakote ER Extended-Release Tablets, including changes in vision or other vision problems, clumsiness or unsteadiness, drowsiness, nausea, or vomiting, may be increased * Acyclovir, cancer medicines, cholestyramine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), mefloquine, meropenem, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen), or rifampin because they may decrease Depakote ER Extended-Release Tablets's effectiveness * Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), ethosuximide, lamotrigine, methylphenidate, primidone, tolbutamide, or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Depakote ER Extended-Release Tablets * Clonazepam because the risk of seizures may be increased * Topiramate because the risk of high ammonium levels and brain problems may be increased. This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Answered by Priscilla Kail 4 months ago.

Unfortunately, before you went on the medication you were fighting with the principal, hit the wall, and got kicked out of school. You also say you made your dad so mad that he had to be pulled off you. This does not correspond with what you are claiming you were like before you got on the medication. You were already far beyond "just a rebellious teenager" at that point. This is why your parents are telling you to "shut up and take it" - they are at the end of their rope. You definitely need some sort of medication, as it seems to be working in part. The Adderall is helping you concentrate, so you definitely have some degree of ADHD, whether you think you do or not. Adderall is a stimulant (it contains a type of methamphetamine) and you would be higher than a kite if you had normal brain chemistry. Instead, you say you are feeling like a zombie. Perhaps your dose is a bit high. How many milligrams are you taking? I have heard that certain drugs are not recommended for those under 18, so that fact that they prescribed it for you in spite of this is very telling. Your behavior must have been off the charts for them to take such a drastic step. I know you don't think you have a problem, as you say you think it is your parents, but you are not in a position at this point to gauge your own behavior by society's standards. What you have admitted to gives credence to your parents' point of view. It is common for people who need Adderall-type drugs to help them focus better to also need something to help calm their overactive brains, because their thoughts are just flying around in all directions and they have great difficulty when it is time to go to bed at night. Many people who take Ritalin or Adderall in the morning also take something else in the evening to help them get to sleep. You need to call the doctor yourself (the one who prescribed the Depakote) and tell him what you are experiencing. Be very specific - the thoughts of suicide and cutting, hurting people, jumping out of cars - these are all serious. Perhaps there is something else that you can take in its place. But you do need some type of medication, not just the thought of being locked up, to get you through this. Answered by Nubia Breece 4 months ago.

Which Anti-cunvulsant drug is known to have the least amount of side effects between:?
Acetazolamide (Diamox®) Carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Tegretol®) Felbamate (Felbatol®) Levetiracetam (Keppra®) Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®) Primidone (Mysoline®) Topiramate (Topamax®) Valproic acid (Depakene®, Depakote®) Zonisamide (Zonegran®) Asked by Elsa Householder 4 months ago.

Of Tegretol, Keppra, Trileptal, Topamax, and Depakote, Trileptal has the rep for lowest side effects. That's an average. It made me sick the first day and I was off it in three. Depakote can be rough, cause weight gain, and mess with female hormones. Keppra can cause depression. Topamax can be magic for migraine and TLE but it can also cause real memory and word recall problems. Haven't taken Tegretol, but it's "big brother" to Trileptal. These are the bipolar anticonvulsants which is why I have some knowledge about them and not the others. Lots of ppl don't get these side effects, but lots do. Whichever med works best for your epilepsy with the least side effects will be the best med for you. Unfortunately, you're not going to know which one it is until you try. Best bet is to start with what you neuro recommends and then take it from there. Answered by Jessia Schwarz 4 months ago.

I used to take trileptal when I was on medication. It worked just fine and I didn't notice many, if any side effects. Although, at the time there was no generic so it was very expensive. I hope there's a generic by now or within the near future! Answered by Jewell Heeney 4 months ago.

I agree with what was said above, Trileptal has the least side-effects. Answered by Hyo Pichard 4 months ago.

i think lamotrigine(lamictal) is the best having minimal side effects in the form of rash but u should statr ttt in a small dose 25 mgm for two weks then raise gradually . anyhow u should consult a neuropsychiatrist. Answered by Dorinda Merck 4 months ago.

Will birth-control pills effect my depakote ER effects?
im 17 and i just recently became stable on Depakote ER and i want to get on birth control pills..will the pills effect my depakote?? Asked by Dale Grater 4 months ago.

Two drugs -- valproate (Depakote) and felbamate (Felbatol) -- can even increase hormonal levels. If you are on one of these drugs, your doctor may need to adjust the dosage of your birth control so that you don't have too much of the contraceptive in your body. Answered by Madelaine Zelasko 4 months ago.

Birth control mixed with other medications?
I'm taking Loestrin Fe 1/20 Oral, and wanted to find out what other medications, if taken in combination with this would decrease the effectiveness. I know that antbiotics can decrease effectiveness, but does anyone know of any other drugs that may do the same? I also take Tramadol for back pain. Asked by Deshawn Cerise 4 months ago.

Acitretin, aprepitant, azole antifungals (eg, ketoconazole), barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), bosentan, carbamazepine, felbamate, griseofulvin, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), modafinil, nevirapine, penicillins (eg, amoxicillin), protease inhibitors (eg, indinavir), rifamycins (eg, rifampin), St. John's wort, tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline), topiramate, or troglitazone because they may decrease Loestrin 1/20's effectiveness. While on these medicines, you will need an alternative form of birth control (eg, condoms) until your next period after stopping these medicines. Beta-blockers (eg, metoprolol), cyclosporine, theophyllines, or troleandomycin because the risk of their side effects or toxicity may be increased by Loestrin 1/20 Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) because their side effects, including rounding of the face, weight gain, fluid retention, elevated blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, or skin changes, may be increased by Loestrin 1/20 Oral anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because their side effects, including risk of bleeding, may be increased by this medicine; however, it is also possible that the effectiveness may also be decreased by Loestrin 1/20 Lamotrigine because its effectiveness may be decreased by Loestrin 1/20; stopping Loestrin 1/20 may lead to severe side effects Answered by Lucius Bridenbecker 4 months ago.

if you have any prescribed drugs from the hospital they will tell you if they will effect your birth control. if you're unsure when they give you the meds, you should ask, just in case they may forget. if you are taking over the counter drugs, just ask the pharmacist at the drug store if the meds will effect your birth control. Answered by Millicent Socia 4 months ago.

You will need to use a non-hormonal form of birth control. Condoms, an IUD or a diaphragm. You are best to talk with your doctor or family planning specialist. Answered by Arron Pommier 4 months ago.

Can I take this with birth control?
Not sure why you needa know what pills I'm taking, cuz I just gave all the ingredients in them...lol but the pills are called BUST-BOOM. Please get back to me! thanks :D Asked by Sherell Downham 4 months ago.

So I just bought these breast enlarging/acne reducing pills out of curiosity, but would like to know if I can take them without it effecting my birth control. I am on the ORTHO EVRA contraceptive patch. Here's the ingredients to the pills (herbal): Blessed Thistle Powder (Cnicus Benedictus) (Leaf) Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa) (Root) Dong Quai Extract (Root) Damiana Powder (Tumera Diffusa) (Leaf) Dandelion Extract (Taraxaci Herba) (Root) Fennel Seed Extract (Foeniculum Vulgare) (Fruit) Saw Palmetto Extract (Serenoa Repens) (Leaf) Watercress (Nasturtium Officinale) (Leaf) Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa) (Root) Will any of those effect my birth control?? Answered by Byron Mentgen 4 months ago.

Dong Quai Birth Control Answered by Ada Yoneyama 4 months ago.

(1.) How do u actshaslly know if u have a sezuire cause of a medince?? (2.) What ALL happens??? (3.) How are u supposed to know if your having one??? (4.) What ALL should u do if your all alone??? (5.) And why??? Asked by Adrianna Vidas 4 months ago.

Treatments Treatment is targeted primarily to: assist the patient in adjusting psychologically to the diagnosis and in maintaining as normal a lifestyle as possible reduce or eliminate seizure occurrence avoid side effects of long-term drug treatment Simple and complex partial seizures respond to drugs such as carbamazepine, valproic acid (valproate), phenytoin, gabapentin, tiagabine, lamotrigine, and topiramate. Tonic-clonic seizures tend to respond to valproate, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and lamotrigine. Absence seizures seem to be sensitive to ethosuximide, valproate, and lamotrigine. Myoclonic seizures can be treated with valproate and clonazepam. Tonic seizures seem to respond favorably to valproate, felbamate, and clonazepam. People treated with a class of medications called barbiturates (Mysoline, Mebral, phenobarbital) have adverse cognitive (thinking) effects. These cognitive effects can include decreased general intelligence, attention, memory, problem solving, motor speed, and visual motor functions. The drug phenytoin (Dilantin) can adversely affect speed of response, memory, and attention. Other medications used for treatment of seizures do not have substantial cognitive impairment. Surgical treatment may be considered when medications fail. Advances in medical sciences and techniques have improved methods of identifying the parts of the brain that generate abnormal discharge of nerve impulses. Surgical treatment now accounts for about 5,000 procedures annually. The most common type of surgery is the focal cortical resection. In this procedure, a small part of the brain responsible for causing the seizures is removed. Surgical intervention may be considered a feasible treatment option if: the site of seizures is identifiable and localized surgery can remove the seizure-generating (epileptogenic) area surgical procedure will not cause damage to nearby areas Prognosis About 30% of patients with severe seizures (starting in early childhood), continue to have attacks and usually never achieve a remission state. In the United States, the prevalence of treatment-resistant seizures is about one to two per 1,000 persons. About 60–70% of persons achieve a five-year remission within 10 years of initial diagnosis. Approximately half of these patients become seizure-free. Usually the prognosis is better if seizures can be controlled by one medication, the frequency of seizures decreases, and there is a normal EEG and neurological examination prior to medication cessation. People affected by seizure have increased death rates compared with the general population. Patients who have seizures of unknown cause have an increased chance of dying due to accidents (primarily drowning). Other causes of seizure-associated death include abnormal heart rhythms, water in the lungs, or heart attack. Prevention There are no gold standard recommendations for prevention, since seizures can be caused by genetic factors, blood abnormalities, many medications, illicit drugs, infection, neurologic conditions, and other systemic diseases. If a person has had a previous attack or has a genetic propensity, care is advised when receiving medical treatment or if diagnosed with an illness correlated with possible seizure development. Answered by Sarita Linebrink 4 months ago.

My dad has his 1st seizure about a month ago after having complicated brain surgery. He felt a little weird and began walking towards my mom. He explained the feeling as being dizzy and shaky. My mom noticed his eyes rolling back and began to convulse. His arms flung around and his face was twitching all over. Depending on the type of seizure some people may lose control of their body fluids and may have accidents. We called EMS because we thought he was having another stroke. They explained it was a seizure. At the hospital the doctors went over what happened and what to do in case he has another episode. They say you are supposed to lie the person down on their back and place a pillow under there neck. Just speak to the person calm them down and ensure them the seizure is almost over. Never place any objects especially your finger in their mouth. Most important advice STAY CLAM! Answered by Teodora Capps 4 months ago.

erm, if you are having or have had a seizure, you would sure as hell know about it. all of a sudden you lose control of your muscles and fall over, and your muscles start to spasm and you can't control it. usually the person loses consciousness and cannot control their bladder. seizures usually only last a few minutes but the after effect can last for days. if you think you are going to have a seizure, don't be by yourself, period. Answered by Clarice Gojcaj 4 months ago.

Treatment options for dogs with seizures?
I have a six year old sheltie female that I have been treating with medicine since I got her as a puppy six years, this year the vet put her on more medications and she is still having more seizures and more frequent wondering if anyone had any ideas as to other options for treatment or ideas thanks in advance for... Asked by Gita Neault 4 months ago.

I have a six year old sheltie female that I have been treating with medicine since I got her as a puppy six years, this year the vet put her on more medications and she is still having more seizures and more frequent wondering if anyone had any ideas as to other options for treatment or ideas thanks in advance for your help out there Answered by Elmira Mrazik 4 months ago.

Traditional Medicine: Sounds like you have followed the normal treatment escalation that becomes necessary as the medication is ineffective. The first treatment approach is usually one in the phenobarbital family. If dose increases don't help, additional medication such as potassium bromide (KBr), clorazepate, phenytoin, clonazepam, dimethylglycine, or felbamate are usually added. Experimentation of various combinations and dosages are often needed to get adequate control. Failing that, and that seems to be where you are, I would do some research on the resources available to you locally and either see another Vet with a good reputation and/or a Holistic Vet. Some Vets actually will do both but start out with traditional medicine unless asked to try other means. There was a Today Show special on a Vet who performed miraculous recoveries on dogs. Some were prounounced ready to die; others couldn't walk, etc and he brought them back to an active life again. In his case, he was using accupuncture techniques. It was amazing and heartwarming to see. Can't stand the thought of having to watch your Sheltie having a seizure. I know nothing about this lady but I did find her listed as a Veterinary Accupuncturist in nearby Kansas City: Wilkerson Christina [email protected] +1-816-746-6285 +1-816-741-4229 +1-816-830-2477 Healing Paws Veterinary Acupuncture 8505 NW 81st Terrace Kansas City, MO, 64152-4162 Holistic treatment Website: see the link below. GOOD LUCK!! Answered by Meggan Perrotta 4 months ago.

Other then medicine, I don't think there is much they can do for dogs. I had a dog with seizure problems and we never put him on meds. He had no other health problems other then that. They don't feel anything and as long as they are in a safe place when it happens, they aren't hurting either. The meds actually might be causing your dog to have more frequent seizures,so you might want to see how she does without them and decide whether or not to keep her on them. I know it's scary seeing a pet go thru it but as long as there is no other underlying problems, she will be fine. Answered by Paola Vacarro 4 months ago.

You need to be talking with your vet. Keep a log of the seizures so that you can discuss it with your vet. Most medications have a "therapuetic range" and it takes time to achieve this. If you don't communicate with your vet, they will not know if the medications are helping or not. Unfortunately most seizure are idiopathic in nature and we do not know what causes them exactly. Medications are designed to help control the frequency of the seizures, not necessarily eliminate them all together. Answered by Mana Bailado 4 months ago.

I would try going to a Hollistic Vet. Dogs don't do good on medication for long periods of time, and Hollistic Vets know this. A Hollistic Vet will try to cure your dog with natural remedies, rather than harsh medications. Natural remedies can also be less expensive, and help your dogs system recoop, while toning down the seizures. Answered by Sterling Baldridge 4 months ago.

I haven't had personal experience with a dog that suffers seizures. Have you talked to your vet about other alternatives? Surely there is another med they can put her on if that one isn't helping. Answered by Shan Tisher 4 months ago.

I have an epileptic dog on PhenoBarb, which i get from my vet. $5 for a months supply and i have a very healthy, happy dog. Answered by Hyon Ramis 4 months ago.

Antibiotics are known to counteract birth control- what other drugs also do that?
I've always heard to be careful about antibiotics making birth control ineffective...but are there others I should be aware of? Does this happen with other drugs? Allergy medicine, motion sickness medicine, prescription pain medication like Percocet, anything?? Asked by Elmira Rozzi 4 months ago.

Drug Interactions: Drugs decreasing Oral Contraceptive efficacy 1)Drug Interactions: Oral Contraceptives (OCP) Antiepileptics that induce P450 system (avoid with OCP) Carbamazepine (Tegretol) Ethosuximide (Zarontin) Felbamate Phenobarbital Phenytoin (Dilantin) Primidone (Mysoline) Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) Topiramate (Topamax) Antiepileptics that do not affect OCP efficacy Gabapentin (Neurontin) Levetiracetam (Keppra) Lamotrigine (Lamictal) Tiagabine (Gabitril) Valproate (Depakote) Zonisamide (Zonegran) 2)Rifampin (Rifadin) signicantly reduces OCP efficacy 3)Other antibiotics effect OCP efficacy less Amoxicillin Ampicillin Erythromycin Fluconazole (Diflucan) Griseofulvin Itraconazole (Sporanox) Ketoconazole (Nizoral) Metronidazole (Flagyl) Ritonavir Tetracycline Troglitazone (Rezulin) Drug Interactions: Drugs with decreased efficacy when taken with OCP Clofibrate (Atromid-S) Lorazepam (Ativan) Oxazepam (Serax) Salicylates Temazepam (Restoril) Drug Interactions: Drugs potentiated by Oral Contraceptives Benzodiazepines Alprazolam (Xanax) Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) Diazepam (Valium) Flurazepam (Dalmane) Triazolam (Halcion) Beta Blockers Caffeine Corticosteroids Hydrocortisone Methylprednisolone Prednisolone Prednisone Theophylline (monitor levels) Tricyclic Antidepressants (monitor levels) Answered by Fabian Serene 4 months ago.

You have 3 choices. either read the entire information that came with your pills or call your pharmacy and ask them if it is okay to take a certain med or pills while on birth control. You can also go online, look up your pills and see what it says you can not take with them. I take few medicines and it says I can not eat or drink grapefruit (which I don't like anyway). Answered by Maisie Sheltra 4 months ago.

You have got to consult with the medical professional about your medication. But if you are taking yasmin beginning control capsule then do not get a lot concerned concerning the facet-effects however first visit to your medical professional. Answered by Alyse Bournazian 4 months ago.

What to expect with dog that has seizures?
My pomeranian will be two in October and today she had not one, but two seizures, a few hours apart. It was the most terrifying experience for me! I took her to my vets after each one, but by the time I got her there, she was okay. They are doing bloodwork and won't know the results for a day or two, and they... Asked by Caterina Melrose 4 months ago.

My pomeranian will be two in October and today she had not one, but two seizures, a few hours apart. It was the most terrifying experience for me! I took her to my vets after each one, but by the time I got her there, she was okay. They are doing bloodwork and won't know the results for a day or two, and they gave me a prescription for phenobarbital to start with her. They said she may have epilepsy. My question is, has anyone else had a dog that has had seizures, or has epilepsy? And if so, what can I expect? Answered by Digna Lawerance 4 months ago.

It may be that your pet might need medication to prevent the seizures. It can also be that sometimes they need combinations of medications in order to find one that works- the first one you try may not be the 'right' one for your pet. In the case that your pet doesn't have seizures often enough to warrant daily preventative medication, some vets will dispense valium suppositories (liquid put into the rectum with a special syringe) that can help to stop the seizures. If your pet winds up on medication for seizures, lethargy and being slightly 'out of it' can be a potential side effect; I've also had weight gain reported although I think that has more to do with overfeeding than the medications the pets were on. More than likely you won't ever have a definitive 'cause' for the seizures- some people do stuff like cat scans and MRI's, etc...to me this is cost prohibitive as just the diagnosis can be in the thousands of dollars when one of these methods is used and that's not even counting the treatment. Phenobarbitol is used frequently- I've also seen felbamate used, zonisamide and various other drugs used- really there is no drug that works 'best' than what works best for your pet. In my advice: Make sure you keep your vet updated as to how frequently your pet is having seizures- it may not be necessary to go to the vet each time your dog seizures however even if you decide not to go your vet should still be made aware how often and how badly your pet is seizing. Also make sure to keep up on bloodwork and lab tests as these can also make sure that there aren't any other complications that might occur from the medication or, in some cases, other diseases or problems that could be CAUSING the seizures. In my opinion, most pets who have seizures, once reaching a method of treatment that works for them, lead happy, healthy lives. One of my former foster Shelties has seizures- his family knows he is going to have a seizure because he seeks his 'Mom' out for comfort and climbs into his lap. Sometimes you can see signs your pet is going to seizure- a weird stretch, or a repetitive twitch that isn't right, or even a spacey 'I'm not really here' stare. Afterward its not unusual for them to be confused or disoriented. One myth to avoid at all costs is that someone seizing will 'swallow their tongue' or that you need to stuff something in their mouth to prevent them from biting themselves- this is a REALLY bad idea as the person seizing can choke. Move them to a spot where they won't hurt themselves and maybe pillow their head/body with a blanket, towel or jacket. Another thing is that seizures can start for seemingly no reason and stop as well-I've known epileptics who had seizures for many, many years and then just stopped seizing, came off medication, and did just fine. I've also known epileptics who had to take medication to treat it all their lives. Good luck with your pet. Despite all the seizures I've witnessed (my sister used to have them as a child as well,) the foremost thing I can say is that it always seems to be scarier for those who are watching than the one who is actually seizing. Answered by Gerry Cafourek 4 months ago.

My dog Tribble had seizures. Pheobarbital is the usual prescription. I don't know if your vet explained, but dogs have seizures for 1 of 3 reasons. It is either chemical induced (i.e. poison), a physical ailment such as a brain tumor, or some times they just have them. I am assuming your dog didn't get into something, so the poison/chemical reason is out. To determine the brain tumor is costly and they usually can't do anything anyway other than the pheno... Seizures can be small and localized like a focal seizure in the eyes, etc. or it can be a full blown seizure. They generally will lose control of their bladder/bowels and sometimes froth at the mouth. My dog always fell down and then looked like she was running on her side with very wide eyes. If your dog remains upright, she may run into walls, furniture, etc. They are generally blind during and for some time after the seizure. My vet said up to 24 hours, but my dog would be kind of back to normal after about an hour. Your dog may get confused and not recognize you or others in your house. They are usually wiped out the rest of the day. If you have another dog, you are supposed to separate the dogs when the seizure is happening. We would get down on the floor and keep her from hurting herself, pet her and talk to her, using her name a lot. She will want to get up when she thinks she is done, but she may not be done yet. We would take her into the bathroom as it is easier to clean up in there and it is small. The phenobarbitol is important as it will reduce the seizures. The more seizures she has, the more her body will try to have them (increased frequency). The first time it happens, it is very scary. It sounds like you did a great job. I'm glad to hear that you went to your vet right away. Just like with people, they can sometimes feel it coming on. You may see the dog come up to you panicky or seem upset, pacing back and forth, or finding a good place to have a seizure. You can sometimes look for this. It is certainly something that you both can live with. She'll have a normal life with the medication, and may have a seizure once a month or two (months). She may do much better than mine. Mine lived to 7-8 years of age and died of cancer. She had an enjoyable life. P.S. You may want to invest in a shampoo rug cleaner. Answered by Apryl Allex 4 months ago.

Trust me I know that it is relaly really scarry. My dog Mo had siezures. It's so terrifying! He was on that medicince too. He didnt have a seizure after the first one till 2 years later. Then after two years he started having them again. Then finally he went into a grand mall seizure and they couldnt bring him out. We had to put him to sleep. some times phenobarbital works, sometimes it doesnt. You have to expect htat she will have them and also be prepared to have to make the decision to put her to sleep or that she will die. Answered by Patrick Stakem 4 months ago.

You never know when theyre going to hit, but believe me, she will be fine. My dog has had them for 8 years and it still freaks me out everytime. Im so scared that shes going to die. But she doesnt. I just hold her and comfort her til its gone. Get some tips from your vet also, Im sure he'll have more than me lol. I hope they find out whats wrong with your baby and I wish you the best. Answered by Mickey Doyer 4 months ago.

What effects do anti-seizure medications have one dogs?
Asked by Ericka Generoso 4 months ago.

It all depends on the medication and the dog. My dog was on Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide. When he was first on Phenobarbital he would get sleepy but after awhile his body adjusted to it. Some dogs don't have that reaction. Now when the Potassium Bromide was first given to him he had trouble with his back legs for about a week and also was groggy for a few days. Now I know some dogs that have been on both of these drugs that have not had this reaction and also some that have had a different type of reaction. I would ask the vet and also look up the medication and see what are the potential side effects to look out for. Answered by Sona Hammonds 4 months ago.

Levetiracetam For Dogs Answered by Loreen Looney 4 months ago.

I hope your talking about epilepsy medication for dogs and not humans, but I'm sure you are. They may cause your dog to sleep a lot, loss of appetite, irritable bowels, and sometimes if they have an allergic reaction loss of motor control. Pretty much the same effects the medication has on humans. Remember these side effects are not fact, he/she could be just fine on the medication. Answered by Joane Tuner 4 months ago.


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