4522Re: [feline-heart] Differences between atenolol and cardizem?
- Jan 2, 2002I'm sure someone has already answered this and I just missed the response,
but here goes!
I don't know anything about cardizem, but I personally am on atenolol. My
doctor picked this over the other blood pressure medications because it also
lowers my heart rate. I presume it has the same effect in kitties! My
doctor did warn that it has a "backlash" effect, and if I decide to go off
it, I need to watch my pressure carefully. He said that, even though my
pressure was only slightly high, it was likely to shoot through the roof
immediately after going off it, and then gradually stabilize. After it
stabilizes, I will be able to tell if I still need the medication. (He did
preach against me going off it without his supervision but, knowing how
gung-ho I get sometimes, he was kind enough to explain what to expect and how
to deal with it.)
Hope that helps a little bit!!
Dana & Tigger (and his brother & sisters, who are just here to support him!)
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