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Refractory Canine Epilepsy and Addition of Drugs

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    November 14, 2022 2:16 PM EST

    Question submitted during Session II of The Canine Epilepsy Summit:

    Regarding the addition of anti-seizure drugs in patients with refractory epilepsy:

    "If a dog is refractory, do they still experience the side effects of the meds even if the seizure frequency doesn’t decrease?"

    - Answer provided by a Session II Panelist:

    Yes - the more drugs that are used the more side effects that we may see even if they do not decrease the seizures.