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This item is a prescription medication. A prescription is required from your veterinarian before we can supply this product. More Information Indication Treatment of seizures, convulsions, idiopathic epilepsy and status epilepticus in dogs. Contraindications Severe hepatic or renal impairment. Actions A long acting barbiturate with sedative, hypnotic and anticonvulsant properties. Precautions Should be used cautiously during pregnancy because pregnant animals are more sensitive or responsive to depressant effects than nonpregnant animals.Exposure during prenatal growth can induce permanent changes in sexual development.Reduced dose rate should be used in geriatric animals with severe respiratory insufficiency.Disposal Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage. Dosage and Administration Dogs. 2 to 8 mg/kg. 30 mg tablets. ½ to 2 tablets/7.5 kg bodyweight. 100 mg tablets. ¼ to 1 tablet/12.5 kg bodyweight. Administer once daily or in divided doses every twelve hours.Medication should be consistently given at the same times each day. Divide the tablet to obtain the required dose. Use the minimum dose necessary to control the condition.After initiation of treatment, dosing should continue unchanged for two to three weeks (i.e. seven times the half-life of phenobarbitone in dogs) in order to achieve steady state concentration (Css). Serum should be monitored and dosage adjusted in order to achieve Css within 20 to 40 microgram/mL (86 to 172 micromol/mL) and a good clinical response. If indicated, taper the dose over one to two weeks. Avoid abrupt withdrawal. Tolerance to phenobarbitone may develop after prolonged use, therefore dosage may need to be increased as required. Storage Store below 30°C (room temperature). Protect from light.