Gabapentin: What You Need To Know About The Drug That'S Been Used To Treat Your Pet'S Seizures And Pain
Gabapentin is used as an analgesic to relieve pain. It is often prescribed for animals prior to surgery. It also has an anticonvulsant effect and is used in combination with antiepileptic medication to control seizures. Gabapentin has been used as the first-line treatment for seizures and epilepsy in place of more traditional medications such as phenobarbital. Xylitol is toxic to dogs. It's a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free products for humans. In liquid forms of gabapentin, it may be used as a sweetener. Antacids, hydrocodone and morphine used in conjunction with gabbapentin may alter the metabolism of gabsapentin. If you suspect your pet is sick, immediately call your local veterinary office. . . .