Tag Archives: Terbutaline

Supraventricutar tachydysrhythmias

Sinus tachycardia (heart rates greater than 160-180 bpm in the dog and 240 bpm in the cat respectively) can occur in response to pain> fright, fever, anaemia, circulatory shock and hyperthyroidism, all states where sympathetic tone to the heart increases and as a result, the rate of impulse generation and conduction is enhanced. Drugs such… 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 »

Treatment And Prevention of Feline Heartworm Disease

The question arises as to whether heartworm prophylaxis is warranted for cats because they are not the natural host and because the incidence is low. Necropsy studies of feline heartworm infection in the Southeast have yielded a prevalence of 2.5% to 14%, with a median of 7%. When considering the question of institution of prophylaxis,… Read More »

Altrenogest (Regu-Mate, Matrix)

Oral Progestin Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Progestational drug used in horses to suppress estrus or maintain pregnancy when progestin deficient; used in swine to synchronize estrus • May be used in dogs for luteal deficiency or as a treatment to prevent premature delivery • Many “handling” warnings for humans (see below) • Very sensitive… Read More »

Management of Chronic Mitral Valve Insufficiency

Ideally, therapy of chronic mitral valve insufficiency would halt the progression of the valvular degeneration. Improvement of valvular function by surgical repair or valve replacement would likewise stop further deterioration. However, no therapy is currently known to inhibit or prevent the valvular degeneration, and surgery is usually not technically, economically, or ethically possible in canine… Read More »

ATENOLOL

Chemistry A beta1 adrenergic blocking agent, atenolol occurs as a white, crystalline powder. At 37°C, 26.5 mg are soluble in 1 ml of water. The pH of the commercially available injection is adjusted to 5.5-6.5. Storage – Stability – Compatibility Tablets should be stored at room temperature and protected from heat, light and moisture. The… Read More »