Epiphen Tablets (Phenobarbital) 60mg
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For Light items (under 2kg) our standard method is Royal Mail First Class (there are a few exceptions, so if in doubt check our Delivery page).
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- Product Details
Epiphen 60mg contains 60mg of the active ingredient Phenobarbital. It is an antiepileptic medication used for the treatment and control of epilepsy in dogs and cats.
Epiphen is used to reduce the frequency and / or severity of seizures and fits.
Also known as phenobarbital tablets, Epiphen is presented as white, embossed, circular, biconvex tablets containing 60 mg phenobarbital.
Special Instructions & Dose
Usually given orally twice daily, 12 hours apart. The required dosage will differ to some extent between individuals and with the nature and severity of the disorder.
The full effect of the medication may not be apparent for 2 weeks.
Some patients may show drowsiness initially and/or an increase in appetite.
This drug can cause liver damage long term – blood tests are recommended periodically to monitor the liver and to monitor levels of Epiphen in the bloodstream.
The effectiveness of treatment will also be monitored by clinical signs i.e. a reduction in the seizures / fits your dog is having.
Medication is lifelong once started; do not stop the medication suddenly, as this can precipitate seizures.
Epiphen is always sent on a signed for delivery service.
Epiphen is registered as a Schedule 3 Controlled Drug under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, so prescriptions for Epiphen must fulfil all these regulations.
Please note: This is a Controlled Drug and therefore has specific guidelines on supply.
We will supply a maximum of 6 months’ worth of this medication for long term ongoing treatment, so please bear this in mind when ordering.
The order will be sent via Courier only.
It is available in
- Single or packs of 1000 tablets.
Epiphen Tablets are a white, circular tablet. Epiphen is also available in a solution which is predominantly used in dogs less than 12kg and who need a more accurate dose of medication.
The dosage required for this medication will vary depending on the severity of the disorder. Do not use Epiphen Tablets in pregnant animals or animals with impaired hepatic function. Do not change or stop giving Epiphen suddenly as this could cause a state of continuous seizuring.
Ordering prescription medication is easy
Follow these simple steps
- Get a prescription from your vet
- Place your order with us
- Add a prescription and tell us about your pet.
- Our vets will double check your order & your order is dispatched right away