How long does it take for a dog to adjust to levetiracetam? The median time between initiation of levetiracetam treatment to owner response was 22.15 months (range, 0.4–75.7 months).
Is levetiracetam safe for my dog? Levetiracetam appears to be relatively safe for dogs, but studies are still ongoing to investigate any adverse effects it may have. It does not appear to affect the liver or liver enzymes (measured in the blood) as phenobarbital and potassium bromide can.
What is the safest seizure medication for dogs? Phenobarbital. Phenobarbital has been used for decades to suppress seizures in dogs and is typically the first medication prescribed by vets for dogs experiencing seizures.
How much levetiracetam can I give my dog? In dogs, Levetiracetam is often started at 5 to 10 mg per pound (10 to 20 mg/kg) three times daily (every 8 hours). Higher doses are often needed for emergency treatment of active seizures including doses up to 20 mg/kg.