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Potassium bromide is an antiepileptic drug (AED) used in dogs to control seizures that are not controlled adequately by phenobarbital alone. Potassium bromide is almost always used initially in conjunction with phenobarbital and rarely is considered as a first-line drug because it may take as long as four months to reach a steady state ...


For over a century, potassium bromide, or KBr, has been used in human and veterinary medicine as an anti-seizure medication. Phenobarbital, or PB, has also been used for years to treat seizures.


Potassium bromide (K Br) is a salt, widely used as an anticonvulsant and a sedative in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with over-the-counter use extending to 1975 in the US. Its action is due to the bromide ion (sodium bromide is equally effective). Potassium bromide is used as a veterinary drug, as an antiepileptic medication for dogs. Under standard conditions, potassium bromide is a ...


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The two most commonly used bromides are potassium bromide and sodium bromide. Its use in dogs to treat seizures is ‘off label’ or ‘extra label’. Many drugs are commonly prescribed for off label use in veterinary medicine.


Side Effects of Potassium Bromide for Dogs As with all medications, Potassium Bromide has potential side effects that may occur when taking it. If any side effects begin to occur, it is important to immediately contact the veterinarian that prescribed the Potassium Bromide in order to obtain directions on how best to move forward.


K-BroVet is a pet medication containing Potassium Bromide to help manage epileptic seizures in dogs. K-BroVet requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Available in 250 mg and 500 mg double scored tablets as well as butterscotch flavored Oral Solution 250 mg/ml.


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Potassium bromide is a prescription drug and should be used according to your veterinarian’s directions, and only given to the animal for which it was prescribed. Do not give this medication to a person. Potassium bromide is excreted principally by the kidneys. Dogs with poor kidney function may not tolerate potassium bromide.