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Effectiveness of treatment should not be judged for at least 2 weeks after it has started, as the medication must be given a chance to work.
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It is normal for your veterinary surgeon to start treatment at a lower dose rate and gradually increase it to find the most suitable dose for your dog. One or more blood tests will be needed to help with these adjustments.
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Regular blood tests will be required to monitor therapy as it is the level of the drug in the blood that is important and each dog may need a different dose of Epiphen® to reach this level.
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Medication should not be changed or stopped suddenly as this may cause a state of continuous seizuring.
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Medication may be required twice daily for life.
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No single drug or drug combination works in all cases and each dog must be treated individually. Adjustments in dose and frequency of administration may be required and should only be done under the guidance of your veterinary surgeon.
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It is important to keep a record of the dates and times that seizures occur. This will help your veterinary surgeon to make the dose adjustments necessary to find the best dose level for your dog.
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Drugs should be stored in a safe place, out of the reach and sight of children.
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Need more information on the condition?: visit www.canineepilepsy.co.uk as a pet owner, the prospect of a lifetime of medical care for your pet can be a daunting prospect. This site provides advice and printable factsheets with links to epilepsy support networks, a vital part of ensuring continuing care for this chronic condition to help you care for your pet in the best way possible.

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