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Primidone (Generic) Tablets: Anti-Seizure Medication for Use in Dogs Only

 

Why has my veterinarian prescribed Primidone?

Primidone is an anticonvulsant prescribed for long-term use to reduce the frequency and severity of seizures and control epilepsy in dogs. This medication is also used to control seizures associated with various infections such as viral encephalitis and distemper. Primidone is used in dogs only. This medication is available in tablet form.  Trade names for Primidone include Neurosyn™ Tablets and PrimiTabs. 

 

What should I talk to my veterinarian about before giving my pet this medication?

Talk to your veterinarian about any required rechecks while on this medication and what tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug. Also ask your veterinarian about the risks and benefits of using this drug. Be sure to tell your veterinarian about all medicines and supplements that you give your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medicines can be given together.

 

Be sure to tell your veterinarian if your pet has experienced:

  • · side effects on other drugs/products
  • · digestive upset now or ever
  • · liver or kidney disease now or ever
  • · any other medical problems or allergies now or ever

 

Let your veterinarian know if your pet is pregnant, nursing, or if you plan to breed your pet.

 

Pets that should not take this medication include:

  • · animals with pre-existing liver disease
  • · pregnant or nursing animals
  • · animals that have had an allergic reaction to Primidone, barbiturates or like products before

 

Use with extreme caution in dogs suffering from conditions like dehydration, anemia, Addison's disease, heart, kidney or respiratory diseases.

How do I give Primidone? 

 

  • First, READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • Give Primidone to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. It is usually given two or three times a day and can be used long-term.
  • It is important not to skip doses as this may cause a seizure. Do not skip doses or stop giving Primidone without consulting your veterinarian.
  • DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
  • DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
  • DO NOT stop giving your pet Primidone unless directed by your veterinarian. Plan ahead to ensure you have the refills you need.
  • Try to give this medication at the same time every day.
  • Primidone may be given whole, or crushed and mixed with food.
  • Be sure that your pet has access to fresh water.

 

It will take several days to get a high enough level of this medication in the blood stream to control seizures. Monitor your pet very closely during this time. Blood levels will stabilize within 2-3 weeks.

Baseline blood work to assess your pet's health before starting this drug is recommended. Periodic blood work to monitor its effect is also advised if long-term therapy is necessary. Dose adjustments will be made based on the blood results and a clinical assessment of how your dog is responding to the medication. Blood will be drawn 4-6 hours after the morning dose was given. You may want to keep this in mind when you schedule your follow-up appointments.

 

If I miss a dose, what do I do?

If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.

 

How do I store Primidone? 

Keep this medicine out of reach of children and pets.

 

Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.

 

Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight.

 

What are the potential side effects of Primidone?

Primidone may cause: restlessness, anxiety, drowsiness, dizziness, increased appetite, thirst, fever, blurred vision, irregular back and forth movements of the eyes, nausea or vomiting.

If your pet experiences an allergic reaction (indicated by difficulty breathing, closing of the throat, swelling of the lip, tongue, face, rash, or hives), contact your veterinarian immediately.

Possible long-term use effects of this medication include: increased water consumption, urination and appetite, dermatitis and anemia.

Liver damage is possible. Periodic blood tests may be advised to monitor liver function. Simultaneous administration of SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) may be a good supportive supplement.

If these symptoms persist, your pet has additional seizures or you notice anything else unusual, contact your veterinarian.

 

What about possible drug interactions?

Primidone may interact with: acetazolamide, beta blockers, carbamazepine, chloramphenicol, corticosteroids, coumadin, ethotoin, ethosuximide, furosemide, griseofulvin, isoniazid, mephenytoin, methsuximide, metronidazole, phenytoin, rifampin, theophylline, and valproic acid. 

If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian.

 

What about overdosing?

Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.

 

What else should I know?

Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment. As with all prescribed medicines, Primidone should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.

This is just a summary of information about Primidone. If you have any questions or concerns about Primidone or the condition it was prescribed for, contact your veterinarian.  

 

What else should I know?

Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.

As with all prescribed medicines, Primidone should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.

This is just a summary of information about Primidone. If you have any questions or concerns about Primidone or the condition it was prescribed for, contact your veterinarian.

 

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Primidone Tablets by following the link below:

 

Primidone Client Information Sheet*

 

If you have questions or concerns about Primidone, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.

 

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You can find a package insert which provides more detailed information on Primidone Tablets' indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:

 

Primidone Package Insert*

 

Primidone's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Primidone anticonvulsant tablets for dogs.

 

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