What are the side effects of potassium bromide for dogs? Are there any potential side effects? The most common side effect is sedation that usually resolves on its own. Other possible side effects include irritability, restlessness, mild vomiting, decreased appetite, constipation, increased appetite, increased thirst, and increased urination.
Can I take my dog off potassium bromide? Abruptly discontinuing potassium bromide can precipitate severe seizures. If it becomes desirable to discontinue therapy, your veterinarian can instruct you regarding discontinuing the drug. That said, if a single dose is accidentally skipped, this is unlikely to be a problem as blood levels change so slowly.
How is potassium bromide administered to dogs? Dosage. Dogs: 15-35 milligrams per kilogram of body weight by mouth once daily with food (maintenance dose). A loading dose is given initially, 400-600 milligrams per kilogram of body weight given by mouth divided into several doses per day for 1-5 days before lowering the dose to the maintenance dose.
How does potassium bromide stop seizures? However, in January 2021, FDA conditionally approved KBroVet-CA1 (potassium bromide chewable tablets) to control seizures in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. The drug is a halide salt, and when the salt passes through neuronal channels, it hyperpolarizes neuronal membranes and stabilizes the neurons.