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Unread 05-27-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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Hi! Can anyone give me any advice on the side effects of Epiphen as I'm having a lot of problems with my flatcoat, Jake. Thanks!

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Unread 05-27-2009, 10:24 AM   #2
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Hi Jake

I am unsure whether this will help you or not. But I have to have epipen's for myself and have therefore done a lot of research into them. Also when I did work in a vets too this matter came up. Through what I have read, there aren't any side affects that are apparent.

How often do you have to administer one?
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Hi. Jake has been having fits for quite a few weeks now. The vet prescribed Epiphen tablets twice a day, and the dose has gradually been upped to 120mg twice a day. He has gradually been getting slower and very wobbly on his legs. The vet warned me that he would be like a 'drunk' dog until he got used to the dose. He's not the same dog, he used to be so bouncy and fit, even though he is coming up 9.
He's still eating and drinking, just not with the enthusiasm he once had. I was wondering if anyone else has come across Epiphen (Phenobarbitone) and any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I've never used either one but I am under the impression that Epipen is a tgrademark name for a drug used to help with allergic reactions, while Epiphen is phenobarbitol used to treat epilepsy in dogs.

http://www.epipen.com/
http://www.buyepiphen.com/
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Yes thats right, blood tests have ruled out other problems that could be causing the fits, but 9 is an unusual age to contract epilepsy. Its all very upsetting anyway.

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Oops my bad. I read it as epipen. Ignore my post. Typical blonde. Sorry guys.
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Oops my bad. I read it as epipen. Ignore my post. Typical blonde. Sorry guys.
LOL that one letter was easy to overlook, have some !
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Hi All. Just to let you know that we had to have Jake put to sleep yesterday. We are devastated. I don't need to tell you how I'm feeling at the moment. However we are picking up our new liver flatcoat dog puppy a week on Saturday. We are hoping he will help to fill the void left by us losing both our flatcoats withing 7 weeks.

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I'm so sorry to hear that! That must have been awful for you! I'm sure you did the right thing that Jake is in a better place now.
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