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Oral Solution 25mg/ml 10oz
Common Uses: Potassium bromide is an anticonvulsant prescribed to your dog to prevent future seizures. This drug is often used in combination with other anticonvulsants. To reduce stomach upset, give potassium bromide with a meal. Potassium bromide is available as tablets or as an oral solution.
Warning Text: Overdoses are more likely from chronic overdosing than your pet consuming one large dose. Call your veterinarian immediately if you suspect an overdose (pet is exhibiting extreme drowsiness, stupor, tremors or muscle pain or other extreme symptoms).; During the initial loading period, drowsiness or grogginess can be expected. If this effect is severe, lasts longer than 2-3 weeks or if the pet develops muscle pain, twitching, uneven pupils, or a behavior change, contact your veterinarian immediately. Do not give more potassium bromide to a groggy pet, even if the next dose is due. Excess thirst, drinking and urination. Giving potassium bromide with food should alleviate gastrointestinal irritation (nausea, vomiting). Lack of appetite, rashes, diarrhea, constipation. Dogs may develop a cough (which resolves) when potassium bromide is discontinued. Bromide levels will need to be monitored periodically to ensure they are not too high. It is important to stop therapy and contact your veterinarian immediately if you think your pet has a medical problem or side effect from this product's therapy.; Store in a tight, light resistant, childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight. Refrigerate oral solution if instructed. Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product. Pet owners allergic to potassium bromide should avoid handling this drug.
Instructions: For liquids, shake well before accurately measuring the dose. Commonly when a dog is first prescribed potassium bromide, a higher or 'loading' dose is given for a short period of time to get the blood level up quickly. Follow your veterinarian's instructions carefully to achieve the best response to the therapy and to minimize side effects. Blood levels will stabilize in 3-4 months. To reduce the incidence of stomach upset, give with food and elevate food bowls. If capsules are given, ensure that the dog drinks or eats afterwards to ensure the capsule 'goes down'. Capsules getting stuck partway can cause severe irritation and damage to the throat and esophagus. Do not give your animal any salty treats (ex. pigs' ears) and review any diet changes with your veterinarian. Salt does not need to be restricted, but carefully controlled. Dogs usually receive this drug once or twice daily for the rest of their life. Do not stop giving this medication unless directed by your veterinarian. Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed. Give the medication at the same time daily. Call ahead for refills. Ensure your pet has fresh, clean drinking water at all times. It is useful to your veterinarian for you to record and later report the date, time, severity, length and circumstances of any seizure your pet has while taking this medication.
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