14329Alternatives to Atenolol?
- Sep 30, 2003My cat has been taking 6.25 mg of Atenolol for 2 weeks, and is doing
horribly on it. I feel like I'm giving him chemo for how sick it
makes him. Prior to being diagnosed with HCM, his symptoms were
continuing weight loss and poor appetite. The drug completely cuts
out his appetite, he has lost another pound, down to 8 pounds, from
12, and even though the cardiologist told me I could cut the medicine
to every other day if it affected his appetite, it's taking longer
than 2 days for him to start eating again.
Does this sound "normal" to you? For the past day, he's holding his
body very rigid, not purring, and almost in a catatonic state. Won't
eat, drink, anything.
Should I approach my vet about some other drug, or should we plod
ahead on this one? I feel like he's better off without it, come what
may. It's unbearable to see him this sick.
Thanks for any advice.
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