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K-BroVet-CA1 500mg (per tablet)

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Description

K-BroVet-CA1 is a medication used in veterinary medicine. It contains the active ingredient potassium bromide (KBr) and is primarily prescribed for the management of seizures in dogs.

Seizures, also known as epilepsy, can occur in dogs due to various underlying conditions. K-BroVet-CA1 is specifically formulated to help control and reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in dogs. It works by stabilizing the electrical activity in the brain.

It's important to note that K-BroVet-CA1 is a prescription medication, and its use should be under the guidance and supervision of a veterinarian. The dosage and administration instructions may vary depending on the individual dog's condition and needs, so it's crucial to follow the veterinarian's instructions carefully.

Key Benefits:

  • Seizure Control: K-BroVet-CA1 is primarily prescribed to help control and reduce the frequency and severity of seizures in dogs. It can be an effective treatment option for dogs with epilepsy or other seizure disorders.
  • Improved Quality of Life: By reducing the occurrence and intensity of seizures, K-BroVet-CA1 can significantly improve a dog's quality of life. Seizures can be distressing and disruptive, so managing them effectively can lead to a more comfortable and stable daily life for the dog.
  • Long-Term Seizure Management: K-BroVet-CA1 is often used as a long-term treatment option for chronic seizure disorders. It helps in maintaining consistent seizure control over an extended period, reducing the need for immediate intervention during each seizure episode.
  • Fewer Side Effects: Compared to some other anticonvulsant medications, K-BroVet-CA1 is generally well-tolerated in dogs, and the occurrence of severe side effects is relatively rare. This makes it a favorable option for dogs that may not tolerate other seizure medications well.
  • Complementary Therapy: K-BroVet-CA1 can be used in combination with other seizure medications or therapeutic approaches to enhance seizure management. It may be prescribed alongside other anticonvulsant drugs to achieve better control or as an alternative option in dogs that don't respond well to other medications.

It's important to note that the specific benefits and suitability of K-BroVet-CA1 can vary depending on the individual dog's condition and the veterinarian's assessment. Consulting with a veterinarian is crucial to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for a dog with seizures.

Indications:

K-BroVet-CA1 is indicated for use in dogs to help manage and control seizures. It is commonly prescribed for dogs with epilepsy or other seizure disorders. Seizures in dogs can have various causes, including genetic factors, brain abnormalities, metabolic disorders, or unknown origins.

The medication is specifically indicated when a veterinarian determines that anticonvulsant therapy is necessary to control the dog's seizures. K-BroVet-CA1 can be used as a sole therapy or in combination with other anticonvulsant medications, depending on the individual dog's condition and the veterinarian's assessment.

It's important to note that K-BroVet-CA1 is a prescription medication, and its use should be under the guidance and supervision of a veterinarian. The veterinarian will evaluate the dog's medical history, conduct appropriate diagnostic tests if needed, and determine the appropriate course of treatment based on the dog's specific condition and needs.

How it works:

K-BroVet-CA1 works by affecting the electrical activity in the brain to help control and reduce seizures in dogs. The active ingredient in K-BroVet-CA1 is potassium bromide (KBr), which acts as an anticonvulsant.

The exact mechanism of action of potassium bromide is not fully understood, but it is thought to work by increasing the inhibitory effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA helps regulate the excitability of neurons, and increased GABA activity can have a calming effect on the brain, reducing the likelihood of seizures.

Potassium bromide is believed to decrease the excitability of neurons and limit the spread of abnormal electrical activity in the brain, thereby reducing the occurrence and severity of seizures.

When administered orally, K-BroVet-CA1 is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and reaches therapeutic levels in the blood over time. It has a long half-life, meaning it stays in the body for an extended duration, allowing for consistent seizure control with once or twice-daily dosing.

It's important to note that the exact dosage and treatment plan for K-BroVet-CA1 should be determined by a veterinarian based on the specific needs and condition of the dog. The veterinarian will consider factors such as the dog's weight, overall health, and response to treatment when prescribing the appropriate dosage.

Ingredients

K-BroVet 250 Chewable Tablets
Ingredients (per chewable tablet) Amount
Potassium Bromide 250 mg
Also contains cyanocobalamin and liver flavor.

K-BroVet 500 Chewable Tablets
Ingredients (per chewable tablet) Amount
Potassium Bromide 500 mg
Also contains cyanocobalamin and liver flavor.

K-BroVet Oral Solution
Ingredients (per chewable tablet) Amount
Potassium Bromide 250 mg/mL
Also contains cyanocobalamin, pyridoxine HCl and butterscotch vanilla flavor.

Directions

  • The dosages below are recommended only. You should always check with your veterinarian first.

Tip:

Keep plenty of water available for the pet to drink. Fludrocortisone should be given with food. Do not stop giving this medication suddenly if the pet has been on the medication for a few weeks. A gradual reduction in dosage may be required before stopping this medication.

Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs: All weights For a loading dose to achieve a serum level of 1 mg/ml is give 54.5 mg/lb once a day for 5 days, then reduce to 13.6 mg/lb once a day.

To achieve a serum level of 1.5 mg/ml, give 72.7 mg/lb once a day for 5 days, then reduce to 18 mg/lb once a day.
Cats: X X
Horses: X X

Storage:

Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature (59-86° F).

Dosage & Administration:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. K-BroVet may be given with food to reduce some gastric side effects. Leave plenty of water for the pet to drink. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store K-BroVet in a tightly sealed container at room temperature. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

Possible side effects of Fludrocortisone: If your pet experiences an allergic reaction, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, and sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures or coma. If these signs occur, contact your veterinarian immediately. Side effects such as transient drowsiness when used with other anticonvulsant medications may last a few weeks. Change in appetite, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and incoordination may also occur as well as increased thirst and urination. Dogs may also develop skin rashes or behavior changes. Cats may also develop a respiratory condition similar to asthma. Bromide salts have been associated with the development of pancreatitis. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and vomiting. When giving high doses, side effects may include severe vomiting, muscle pain, twitching, staggering, inability to use one or more limbs. If any of these symptoms occur, contact the veterinarian.

If you miss giving a dose: Do not miss a dose. Missing a dose may cause a seizure. Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

If you overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include extreme sedation, incoordination, loss of appetite, vomiting, constipation, muscle pain or twitching, staggering, inability to use one or more limbs, decreased or slow reflexes, tremors, and other CNS symptoms.

What should I avoid while giving K-BroVet to my pet: The safe use of this drug in pregnant or lactating animals has not been determined. Use with caution in animals with kidney disease, older animals, and those with other health problems.

What other drugs will affect Fludrocortisone: Before giving K-BroVet, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a diuretic (Lasix, Salix, furosemide), a sedative, vitamins or supplements.

FAQ

K-BroVet is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs. K-BroVet is available as 250 mg and 500 mg double scored, liver flavored tablets as well as a 10 oz (300 ml) butterscotch flavored Oral Solution 250 mg/ ml. The usual initial starting dose for dogs to achieve a serum level of 1 mg/ml is give 54.5 mg/lb once a day for 5 days, then reduce to 13.6 mg/lb once a day. To achieve a serum level of 1.5 mg/ml, give 72.7 mg/lb once a day for 5 days, then reduce to 18 mg/lb once a day. Do not give K-BroVet to any pet other than the pet for whom it was prescribed.
K-BroVet is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of seizures in dogs; however, it is not uncommon for veterinarians to use this medication to treat seizures in cats. K-BroVet may be used alone or in combination with other anticonvulsant medications. K-BroVet may also be used for other conditions not listed.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is allergic to potassium bromide. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, or if the pet is pregnant or lactating. Inform your veterinarian of any other medications such as diuretics (furosemide, Lasix, Salix), or sedatives your pet may be taking, as well as any vitamins and supplements since interactions may occur. Periodic blood tests are necessary to monitor the level of the drug in the blood.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. K-BroVet may be given with food to reduce some gastric side effects. Leave plenty of water for the pet to drink. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store K-BroVet in a tightly sealed container at room temperature. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Do not miss a dose. Missing a dose may cause a seizure. Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include extreme sedation, incoordination, loss of appetite, vomiting, constipation, muscle pain or twitching, staggering, inability to use one or more limbs, decreased or slow reflexes, tremors, and other CNS symptoms.
The safe use of this drug in pregnant or lactating animals has not been determined. Use with caution in animals with kidney disease, older animals, and those with other health problems.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, and sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures or coma. If these signs occur, contact your veterinarian immediately. Side effects such as transient drowsiness when used with other anticonvulsant medications may last a few weeks. Change in appetite, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and incoordination may also occur as well as increased thirst and urination. Dogs may also develop skin rashes or behavior changes. Cats may also develop a respiratory condition similar to asthma. Bromide salts have been associated with the development of pancreatitis. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and vomiting. When giving high doses, side effects may include severe vomiting, muscle pain, twitching, staggering, inability to use one or more limbs. If any of these symptoms occur, contact the veterinarian.
Before giving K-BroVet, tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a diuretic (Lasix, Salix, furosemide), a sedative, vitamins or supplements.

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Everything went smoothly got quick response with questions I had .

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