NOTE: For the a quick summary of information on potassium bromide, click here. Potassium Bromide (abbreviated as KBr) is often considered the first choice drug for any dogs with idiopathic epilepsy, and because it has no effect on the liver, is often chosen for dogs with liver damage.
Bromide toxicosis (bromism) in a dog treated with potassium bromide for refractory seizures. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1992 Aug 1;201(3):468â€“470. [PubMed]
The typical seizure due to primary epilepsy is a one to two minute generalized. A long-term side effect of potassium bromide therapy in some dogs (usually .
In dogs with primary epilepsy refractory to phenobarbital, the addition of KBr reduces seizure frequency in approximately 50% to 70% of treated dogs with .