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Old 03-24-2018, 10:43 PM
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Keppra for Puppy

My 14 week old Olde English Bulldogge was just seen by a neurologist. She believes he has a neurological disease mainly in his left brain. It affects his right side mostly and causes him to have little puppy seizures anytime he gets overstimulated (which is happening more frequently).

We won’t know the root cause of the disease until he gets an MRI. In the meantime, she has prescribed Keppra. 250 mg every 8 hours. Has anyone used this medication and know how long it takes to kick in or have any advice?

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Old 03-28-2018, 09:18 AM
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no advice other than to follow the neurologists suggestions. Keppra (levitriracetam) is common seizure medication and few if any side effects, though has to be given three times a day which makes it a bit more difficult to give daily. At least for smaller puppy will not be horribly expensive (costly compared to most other seizure meds). Sorry about your puppy. Hope this works itself out (sometimes seizures just do that... go away on their own).
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I have a Frenchie on Keppra for ~1 week. Neurologist believes she also was having microseizures, similar to your guy. I was told the main side effect was sleepiness over the first few days, although I've noticed the opposite with my gal. She seems much higher strung. On the up side, I've noticed a definite decrease in her seizure activity, which manifested as an unusual head waving pattern. Good luck.

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