Serum pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity concentrations in dogs treated with potassium bromide and/or phenobarbital. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Potassium bromide, phenobarbital, or a combination of both is commonly used in the treatment of canine epilepsy. Several cases of clinical pancreatitis have been reported in dogs after treatment with potassium bromide, but the risk of elevated serum canine pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity concentrations in dogs treated with potassium bromide and/or phenobarbital has not previously been evaluated in a large group of dogs. This study suggests an increased risk for elevated serum canine pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity concentrations and possibly pancreatitis in dogs treated with potassium bromide or phenobarbital alone or in combination.

author list (cited authors)

  • Steiner, J. M., Xenoulis, P. G., Anderson, J. A., Barr, A. C., & Williams, D. A.

citation count

  • 21

publication date

  • January 2008