Tag Archives: Cyproheptadine

Arterial thromboembolism in the cat

Cats with any form of cardiomyopathy have a predilection to form intracardiac thrombi in the left atrium; the incidence is highest in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. These thrombi often become lodged at the bifurcation of the iliac arteries; less frequently they may occlude the brachia!, coeliac or renal arteries. Pathophysiology Altered blood flow and vascular… Read More »

Systemic Arterial Thromboembolism

A thrombus is a blood clot. Thrombi are usually formed (to prevent hemorrhage) when a blood vessel is traumatized. They can also form spontaneously within the cardiovascular system. A systemic thrombus becomes a systemic throm-boembolus when it dislodges from the primary site where it forms in the cardiovascular system and is pushed by blood flow… Read More »

Hepatic Lipidosis And Acute Hepatitis

1. What is hepatic lipidosis? Hepatic lipidosis is a common disease of cats in which excessive fat accumulates in hepatocytes and may lead to severe intrahepatic cholestasis and progressive liver failure. Most cases in cats are idiopathic. Diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis, cholangiohepatitis, hyperthyroidism, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, renal disease, chronic cystitis, chronic upper respiratory infections, hyperadrenocorticism, and neoplasia… Read More »

Cyproheptadine HCl

Chemistry An antihistamine that also possesses serotonin antagonist properties, cyproheptadine HCl occurs as a white to slightly yellow crystalline powder. Approximately 3.64 mg are soluble in one ml of water and 28.6 mg in one ml of alcohol. Storage – Stability – Compatibility Cyproheptadine HCl tablets and oral solution should be stored at room temperature… Read More »