For epilepsy, the most common side effects with Pexion (which may affect more than 1 in 10 dogs) are ataxia (inability to coordinate muscle movements), vomiting, polyphagia (excessive eating), and somnolence (sleepiness). These side effects are mild and generally short-lived.
How do you administer Pexion?
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.
What is Pexion 400mg?
Pexion 400mg Tablets are used to reduce the frequency of generalised seizures due to idiopathic epilepsy in dogs, after careful evaluation of alternative treatment options. Pexion can also be used to reduce the anxiety and fear associated with noise phobia.
Is Pexion safe for dogs?
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.
Can Pexion cause aggression?
In epileptic dogs, aggression has been uncommonly reported, and increased sensitivity to sound and anxiety have been rarely reported in the field. These signs are potentially treatment related.
Why is there a shortage of Pexion?
This is due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the local conditions at one of our manufacturing sites, which is located in a region of the world badly affected by Covid-19, the implementation of additional safety measures at the site has become critical.
What are Pexion tablets?
Pexion 100mg Tablets are an innovative treatment used in the effective management of idiopathic epilepsy and general seizures in dogs. Epilepsy is a disorder characterised by repeated seizures that occurs in dogs of any age and any health condition.
Is phenobarbital safe for dogs?
Phenobarbital is a relatively safe and well-tolerated option for dogs with seizures, but your dog will need to have regular blood tests done while taking this medication.
Can humans take Pexion?
It was recently approved in the United States. The drug also has anxiolytic effects. It was originally developed to treat epilepsy in humans, but clinical trials were terminated upon findings of unfavorable metabolic differences in smokers and non-smokers.
Why is my dog still having seizures while on phenobarbital?
While the majority of dogs respond very well to Phenobarbital and/or potassium bromide, there are a few dogs that will continue to have a high seizure frequency despite having adequate serum levels of these medications, and are called “refractory”. For these dogs newer anticonvulsants may help.