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Phenoleptil Tablets are used in dogs to control epileptic fits (seizures). They need to be given twice daily. Finding the correct dose to use involves monitoring for further fits, any undesirable side effects and the performance of blood tests. Most dogs will require treatment for the rest of their lives. Periodic blood tests to monitor for signs of liver trouble are recommended.
Prevention of seizures due to generalised epilepsy in dogs.
Dosage and administration
- For oral administration. The recommended initial dosage is 2.5 mg phenobarbital per kg body weight twice daily.
- Tablets must be given at the same time each day to achieve successful therapy.
- Eventual adjustments of this dosage should be made on the basis of clinical efficacy, blood levels and the occurrence of undesirable side effects.
- For accuracy of dosing, dogs under 10 kg should commence therapy with Phenoleptil 12.5 mg Tablets.