Boerhingger Ingelheim Pexion Neurological Epilepsy Tablet for Dogs Cats (400mg)
This is a prescription medicine. A prescription is required from your veterinarian before we can supply this product. Please ensure that you have read the "How to Order" page before ordering this item.
Pexion is a treatment for dogs with primary epilepsy. It acts on a specific receptor in the brain cells to reduce the amount of excessive electrical activity present. In this way, like all epilepsy treatments, Pexion acts to reduce the number of seizures that your dog has and their impact on your dog’s life.
Pexion is available as a white tablet. It should be given to your dog by mouth, twice a day. Your vet will advise you on how much Pexion to give to your dog. It is important that you always give the prescribed dose and follow the advice given by your vet. It is also likely that your vet may need to adjust your dog’s dose, and will therefore need to see your dog regularly.
It is important that you follow the advice your vet gives you on how to give your dog Pexion, and at what dose.
Pexion starts to work within a few hours. However, it may take a little while before you notice an improvement in your dog’s seizure pattern because:
The majority of dogs with primary epilepsy only experience a seizure every few weeks
Your vet may take some time to find the right dose of Pexion for your dog to reduce the frequency of their seizures
Normally, dogs tolerate Pexion very well. Side effects, such as increased hunger, thirst or activity levels or any gastrointestinal upsets are generally mild. If any of these do occur, they usually go away over time. If you are concerned about your dog for any reason, please contact your vet for advice.
Dosage and Administration :
Give orally at an initial dose rate of imepitoin 10 mg/kg bodyweight twice daily, approximately 12 hours apart. The dose can be increased up to 30 mg/kg bodyweight twice daily if required. Tablets can be administered with or without food, although studies suggest superior absorption in fasted dogs. The timing of tablet administration in relation to feeding should be kept consistent.The dose required will vary between dogs and will depend on the severity of the disorder. Each tablet can be halved for appropriate dosing according to the individual bodyweight of the dog. Use any divided tablet at the next administration time.Dosing guide. Initial treatment. Give twice daily. 5 kg bodyweight. Half a 100 mg tablet. 5.1 to 10 kg. One 100 mg tablet. 10.1 to 15 kg. One and a half 100 mg tablets. 15.1 to 20 kg. Half a 400 mg tablet. 20.1 to 40 kg. One 400 mg tablet. 40.1 to 60 kg. One and a half 400 mg tablets. > 60 kg. Two 400 mg tablets.If seizures are not adequately reduced after a minimum of one week of treatment at the current dose, the supervising veterinarian should reassess the dog. Assuming that Pexion is well tolerated by the dog, the dose can be increased by 50% to 100% increments up to a maximum dosage of 30 mg/kg bodyweight administered twice daily.
Pack SIze : As per prescription