Tag Archives: Potassium chloride

Amphotericin B Desoxycholate, Amphotericin B Lipid-Based (Abelcet, Fungizone)

Antifungal Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Systemic antifungal used for serious mycotic infections • Must be administered IV • Nephrotoxicity is biggest concern, particularly with the deoxycholate form; newer lipid based products are less nephrotoxic & penetrate into tissues better, but are more expensive • Renal function monitoring essential • Amphotericin B Desoxycholate, Amphotericin B… Read More »

Ammonium Chloride (Uroeze)

Acidifying Agent Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Urinary acidifier; treatment of metabolic alkalosis • Contraindicated in patients with hepatic failure or uremia • Potential adverse effects are primarily GI distress; IV use may lead to metabolic acidosis • May increase excretion of quinidine; decrease efficacy of erythromycin or aminoglycosides in urine What Is Ammonium Chloride… Read More »

Amiodarone HCL (Cordarone, Pacerone)

Class III Antiarrhythmic Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Antidysrhythmic agent that can be used in dogs for arrhythmias associated with left ventricular dysfunction or to convert atrial fib into sinus rhythm; very limited experience warrants cautious use • May be useful in horses to convert atrial fib or V tach into sinus rhythm • Contraindicated… Read More »

Aminophylline Theophylline

Phosphodiesterase Inhibitor Bronchodilator Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Bronchodilator drug with diuretic activity; used for bronchospasm & cardiogenic pulmonary edema • Narrow therapeutic index in humans, but dogs appear to be less susceptible to toxic effects at higher plasma levels • Therapeutic drug monitoring recommended • Many drug interactions What Is Aminophylline Theophylline Used For?… Read More »

Amikacin Sulfate (Amikin, Amiglyde-V)

Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Parenteral aminoglycoside antibiotic that has good activity against a variety of bacteria, predominantly gram-negative aerobic bacilli • Adverse Effects: Nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, neuromuscu-lar blockade • Cats may be more sensitive to toxic effects • Risk factors for toxicity: Preexisting renal disease, age (both neonatal & geriatric), fever, sepsis &… Read More »

Twins

The diffuse microcotyledonary placentation of the mare makes it highly unlikely that a twin pregnancy will be carried to term. If the twin pregnancy is maintained until the latter part of gestation the placenta cannot meet the nutrient demands of the rapidly growing fetuses. Death of one or both fetuses is followed by abortion, with… Read More »

Colitis

1. What is the typical signahnent for acute colitis? • German shepherds and golden retrievers are the most commonly affected breeds. • 1-4 years old is the most common age. • Males are more commonly affected than females (3:2). 2. What are the common clinical signs of acute colitis? • Diarrhea or soft stool (watery,… Read More »

Canine Parvovirus

1. What are the common clinical signs in dogs with canine parvovirus (CPV)? • Lethargy • Vomiting • Inappetence • Fever • Acute-onset diarrhea • Profound neutropenia (white blood cells < 1000/mm3) Puppies between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 months are most commonly affected. In a Canadian study, sexually intact dogs had a… Read More »

Canine Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis

1. What is canine hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE)? Canine hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is a syndrome characterized by the acute onset of profuse vomiting and bloody diarrhea with significant hemoconcentration. 2. What is the cause3 of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis? The cause is unknown. Although the term hemorrhagic gastroenteritis implies an inflammatory condition, the disease is more likely due to… Read More »

Fluid And Electrolyte Therapy

1. What is plasma osmolality? Plasma osmolality is a function of the ratio of body solute to body water; it is regulated by changes in water balance. Water intake is derived primarily from three sources: ingested water, water contained in food, and water produced from oxidation of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Water losses occur in… Read More »