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Potassium bromide

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Stephen Barr

Kyle Braund


Introduction

Name

  • Potassium bromide.

Class of drug

  • Anticonvulsant.

Description

Physical properties

  • White crystals.
  • Dissolves in water.

Uses

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Indications

  • Epilepsy   Epilepsy: idiopathic  , as an adjunct to phenobarbital   Phenobarbital  when this has not produced complete control of seizures.
  • In epileptic cats where there is evidence of pre-existing hepatic pathology or barbiturate toxicity.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Merton Boothe D (2002) Disposition and clinical use of bromide in cats. JAVMA 221 (8), 1131-1135 PubMed.
  • Podell M (1998) Antiepileptic drug therapy. Clin Tech Small Anim Pract 13 (3), 185-192 PubMed.
  • Podell M & Fenner W R (1993) Bromide therapy in refractory feline idiopathic epilepsy. JVIM 7, 318-327.
  • Trepanier L A (1995) Use of bromide as an anticonvulsant for dogs with epilepsy. JAVMA 207, 163-166.
  • March P A (2002) Pharmacokinetics and toxicity of bromide following high-dose oral potassium bromide administration in healthy beaglesJ Vet Pharmacol Thera25, 425-432.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK.
  • Plumb D C (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Iowa State University Press, USA. pp 82-85.
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