What are Primidone Tablets for Dogs?
- Primidone is a prescription medication used to treat seizures in dogs.
- Primidone is converted to phenobarbital and PEMA, also known as phenylethylmalonamide.
- Some veterinarians believe that PEMA may help to treat seizures better than phenobarbital alone.
Why do dogs use Primidone?
- Primidone is prescribed to treat seizures in dogs.
- It is sometimes recommended for dogs who are not responding well to phenobarbital.
What else should I know about Primidone?
- Primidone may interact with other medications you are giving your pet. Inform your dog's veterinarian about all medications given to your dog, including non-prescription products and supplements.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Primidone?
- Dogs may have increased anxiety and agitation when starting to take Primidone.
- Other side effects of Primidone include liver toxicity, increased thirst, increased urination, increased appetite, and weight gain.
- Signs of overdosage include sedation to coma, anorexia, vomiting, and rapid eye movements. Contact your pet's veterinarian immediately if you suspect a Primidone overdose.
How do you use Primidone?
- Primidone should be given at the same time every day. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
What is in Primidone?
- The drug Primidone is a phenobarbital prescuror and anticonvulsant.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- Primidone is sold as an FDA approved generic drug. Brand may vary from order to order and variation to variation. We are unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Is it important for my dog to finish all of the Primidone?
- Dogs may use Primidone for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
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Q & A
The medicine has decreased my dogs seizures from once a month to once every three or four months. Can I give my dog a pill while she is having a seizure? Would it help to do so??
Primidone is slowly absorbed following oral administration and does not work rapidly enough to control seizures as they are occurring. The effectiveness of primidone is determined in part by the concentration of primidone in your dog's blood. It may take two to three weeks of treatment to reach stable and effective blood levels of primidone. For this reason, primidone is most effective at preventing seizures if given on a daily basis. It is recommended not to give your dog any oral medication or treats while they are having a seizure as this increases risk of choking and puts you at risk of accidentally getting bitten. Please consult with your veterinarian if you have further questions concerning your dog’s seizure activity.Verified Answer
I have a dog currently on phenobarbital and would this be the same medication? Also,if my dog misses a dose for unforeseen reason, will he automatically have a seizure because medicine wore off? Is there a medication for seizures that won't immediately shoot them into seizure from miss and or delayed dose??
Primidone is not the same medication as phenobarbital. It is however metabolized into phenobarbital via the liver. It also has a greater risk of damaging the liver. Unfortunately, missing or delaying a dose with either phenobarbital or primidone could result in a seizure. Another medication available for seizures is potassium bromide. When potassium bromide reaches a constant level within the dog, it will remain in the body longer than phenobarbital, but seizures could still occur if you miss a dose. We recommend you discuss this first with your veterinarian to determine if the dose your dog is currently receiving of phenobarbital is adequate to control their seizures. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer