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LIBROMIDE TABLETS FOR DOGS WITH EPILEPSY

LIBROMIDE INFORMATION

Libromide 325mg
What is Libromide?

Libromide is a medication that is used to help control seizures. Libromide is manufactured by Dechra Veterinary Products and contains the active ingredient Potassium Bromide. Libromide comes as circular white tablets, containing 325mg of the active ingredient, which are given orally twice a day. It is available in pots of either 100 or 500 tablets and is a POM-V medication which means it can only be obtained from the vet who looks after your pet or with a prescription from them.
libromide 100 tablets
What is Libromide used for?

Libromide is used to help control seizures that are occurring due to epilepsy. It is specifically used in cases of epilepsy where the first line treatment, phenobarbitone, is not controlling the seizures. The Potassium Bromide in Libromide acts to stabilise the nervous system making seizures less likely to happen. It also works in conjunction with phenobarbitone to enhance its effects, again reducing the chance of seizures. The amount of Libromide required by each individual patient can vary greatly and regular monitoring is needed to make sure that the potassium bromide is in the “therapeutic range” meaning it is at a level in the blood that will be effective in reducing seizures.

Libromide Tips

- Libromide is given orally twice daily
- Libromide is rarely used alone but usually in conjunction with phenobarbitone
- The exact dose of Libromide needed will be decided by your vet
- Regular monitoring is required when animals are taking Libromide
- If you suspect an overdose of Libromide, contact your vet immediately
- Contact your vet for advice if you see side effects from Libromide.
- Libromide comes as a round, white tablet
- The dose of Libromide will initially be based on your pet’s weight
- Keep a diary of seizure activity in epileptic animals
- Wash your hands after handling Libromide and avoid contact with the eyesStore out of the reach of children
Side Effects of Libromide

- The side effects of Libromide are often dose dependant, worse at high doses
- The side effects will usually decrease when the dose is lowered
- The most common side effects of Libromide are lethargy and an unsteady gait
- Increased thirst and increased urination can also be seen
- Nausea, sometimes accompanied by vomiting, is seen less commonly
- If you see side effects, contact your vet for advice
- Do not stop the Libromide abruptly as this can cause further seizures
- Do not change the dose of Libromide without consulting your vet
Dosage and Administration of Libromide

- Libromide is available as round, white, scored tablets
- Each tablet contains 325mg of the active ingredient, Potassium bromide
- The dose of Libromide required will be determined by your vet
- The initial dose will be based on your pet’s weight
- The total daily dose of Libromide should be split and given twice daily
- Libromide is given orally
- Libromide is most often given in conjunction with phenobarbitone
- It can take several weeks for Libromide to reach effective levels
- Regular monitoring of pets taking Libromide is required
How to Reduce The Cost of Buying Libromide For Dogs

- Treating dogs with epilespy can become expensive
- Many dogs with epilepsy benefit from treatment with libromide in conjunction with phenobarbitone ( epiphen)
- Libromide and epiphen are available from www.petprescription.co.uk at significantly lower prices than from veterinary surgeons
- Libromide is now a prescription only medicine POM-V but you can still purchase it online with a written prescription from your vet
- Dog owners may purchase libromide from their vet but could make huge savings by buying the cheaper libromide online at
www.petprescription.co.uk
- You may also purchase epiphen and aktivait from pet prescription
- The Libromide we supply is exactly the same as you would purchase from your vet though typically 40-60% cheaper
- Example:
• A 45 kg German Shepherd Dog taking two libromide 325mg tablets twice daily (the recommended dose rate) would use 15 pots (100 tablets per pot) of libromide 325mg in one year
• The cost of purchasing of 15 pots of libromide 325mg from a typical vet would be approximately £950***
• The cost of purchasing 15 pots of libromide 325mg from www.petprescription.co.uk would be £449.85*** (this price includes standard delivery and assumes you would buy at least 2 boxes at a time)
• THE POTENTIAL ANNUAL SAVING IS £501*** if you purchase your libromide from www.petprescription.co.uk (this excludes the cost of a written prescription)
• Assuming your vet charges £10-15 for a written prescription you will still be saving in excess of £475*** per annum

**Prices accurate as of 15/03/12**
About Petprescription.co.uk

- Petprescription.co.uk is run by Pet Prescription Ltd.
- We are staffed by veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and SQP's (suitably qualified persons)
- As well as operating many pet information websites we also run www.petprescription.co.uk
- petprescription.co.uk sells a wide variety of pet healthcare products, prescriptions drugs and pet accessories.
- As practicing veterinary and animal professionals we have a wealth of experience and are extremely well placed to answer your pet related queries
- As pet owners ourselves we understand the importance of pets to their owners
- Owning a pet can be expensive - We want to help you care for your pets with expert advice and discounted pet medicines and accessories
- Why not check out our amazing multibuy deal and buy Online today.

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Disclaimer
The contents of this website are the personal opinions of the author and should be used as a guide only. No liability is accepted for accuracy of content or any other matter. If your pet is unwell we strongly recommend you seek the advice of a qualified veterinary surgeon. Articles are written and/or edited by S J Bagnall BVetMed MRCVS
This website has been created by www.petprescription.co.uk for information purposes only. Petprescription is a retailer of Libromide, but is not affiliated with or related to the manufacturer of Libromide in any way. The contents of this website are not sponsored or endorsed by the manufacturer of Libromide
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