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Re: [FH] Atenolol

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  • Toni
    Wow.....$8.99 for 20 pills. Thanks. Jan ... From: Paige Bily To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 2:14 AM Subject: Re: [FH] Atenolol
    Message 1 of 18 , Jul 26 6:15 AM
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      Wow.....$8.99 for 20 pills. Thanks.
      Jan
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Paige Bily
      To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 2:14 AM
      Subject: Re: [FH] Atenolol


      Hi Diane,

      Have you tried a pill splitter? We got one at
      Walgreens and it works great! Haven't had to waste any
      pieces--were using a razor blade before and would lose
      at least 1/4 pill each time. Also, are you getting
      the prescription filled at a human pharmacy?? We only
      pay $8.99 for 20 pills and that lasts us 40 days ( 2--
      1/4 pills 2x a day).

      Paige
      --- Toni <toni@...> wrote:
      > Hi Diane!
      >
      > I got t hem from the vet who has them made by some
      > pharmacist..... I was hoping someone might have a
      > less expensive route. Thanks for letting me know
      > I'm not alone regarding the cost though. : )
      >
      > Jan
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: diane
      > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 10:09 PM
      > Subject: Re: [FH] Atenolol
      >
      >
      > Jan,
      >
      > Atenolol is very expensive, esp considering you
      > almost never get 4
      > good quarters from a pill. :)
      >
      > Where did you get the chews?
      >
      >
      > Diane
      >
      >
      >
      > >My cat takes the Atenolol 3 mg chews (of various
      > flavors). It costs me
      > >$1.00 per chew. How much do most of you pay per
      > chew? And where do you get
      > >it from. Thanks.
      > >Jan
      > >
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    • Toni
      That is much cheaper than the chews. Do you know the smallest (or lowest dosage) tablet that can be purchased? Thanks. Jan ... From: Shirley G. To:
      Message 2 of 18 , Jul 26 6:23 AM
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        That is much cheaper than the chews. Do you know the smallest (or lowest dosage) tablet that can be purchased?
        Thanks.
        Jan
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        From: Shirley G.
        To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:17 PM
        Subject: [FH] Atenolol


        I pay $19.95 for 30 atenolol tablets and cut them into fourths which
        come out pretty well..I just get them from the vet and seems not too
        expensive.


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      • Shannon
        Welcome to the group Emily! My cat has been on atenolol for two years now with no side effects at all. It is a very commonly prescribed medication for humans
        Message 3 of 18 , Nov 5, 2005
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          Welcome to the group Emily!

          My cat has been on atenolol for two years now with no side effects at all.
          It is a very commonly prescribed medication for humans and cats and most
          tolerate it very well. The most important thing it will do for your cat is
          to slow his heart rate and allow the ventricle longer to fill between beats.

          I'm not sure about atenolol reducing the risk of blood clots. It isn't a
          blood thinner. If your cat is at risk of clots, he should be on another
          medication in addition to the atenolol.

          I agree with Lisa about staying away from hawthorne. That makes the heart
          beat stronger which is great for a weakened heart, but most cats with HCM do
          not have a weakened heart but actually the opposite in that the heart muscle
          gets thicker and thicker usually in the left ventricle but in Daisy's case
          her septum is what is getting thicker.

          Shannon
          Daisy: Maine Coon mix, 4 years old, diagnosed at age 1-1/2, asymptomatic
          HCM, 6.25 mg atenolol daily
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "eadca" <eadca@...>
          To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2005 3:22 PM
          Subject: [FH] Atenolol


          > Hi,
          >
          > I am new to this list, my name is Emily and my boy cat Sylvian was
          > recently
          > diagnosed with hypertropic cardiomyopathy. He is 13 1/2 years old and had
          > been overweight almost his whole life. About a year ago he effortlessly
          > got down to a normal 13 lbs from a 21 lb high weight. I just thought he
          > was happy, and getting old. Wrong! His heart walls are thickened. He
          > had
          > a heart murmur for at least 3 years, it was stage one 3 years ago but my
          > vet calls it stage 2 now.
          >
          > The specialist vet prescribed atenolol. I researched it on the web and
          > see
          > that the side effects can be lethargy, depression, electrical
          > disturbances,
          > low blood pressure, and hypoglycemia. So I am undecided about giving this
          > to him. Currently he is taking 30mg of CoQ10 a day, and I have ordered
          > some Crystal Star HeartsEase, which "normalizes blood pressure by
          > supporting proper blood vessel dilation. Supports elasticity of
          > circulatory
          > system and strengthens arterial and nervous system."
          >
          > My question to you all at this point is, have you seen any of the side
          > effects above your cats who are taking Atenolol? My vet said the risk
          > of not taking it is a blood clot.... I don't really understand why that
          > would be, does anyone have a better understanding of this? Plus if that
          > is
          > the only risk, then perhaps these supplements can minimize that risk
          > without the side effects. That is what I am hoping for.
          >
          > Thanks for reading!
          > Emily
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        • cjvroman@aol.com
          My RJ has been on 0.5cc Atenolol (not sure how many milligrams that is, but maybe 12.5mg) every other day for several months without any apparent side effects.
          Message 4 of 18 , Nov 5, 2005
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            My RJ has been on 0.5cc Atenolol (not sure how many milligrams that is, but
            maybe 12.5mg) every other day for several months without any apparent side
            effects. My parents' cat has been on Atenolol for 2 or 3 years without any of the
            above side effects either.

            I can't answer the question about blood clots, so I'm interested in any
            information on that from other list members who might know.

            CJ (Cynthia) and R. J. (HCM - age 13) & Eloise (AV Block/CRF/IBD - age 18)


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          • mfortner@att.net
            ... From: eadca ... Atenolol is a beta blocker - if you look at the potential side effects of any beta blocker, you will find the same
            Message 5 of 18 , Nov 5, 2005
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              -------------- Original message ----------------------
              From: eadca <eadca@...>
              > The specialist vet prescribed atenolol. I researched it on the web and see
              > that the side effects can be lethargy, depression, electrical disturbances,
              > low blood pressure, and hypoglycemia. So I am undecided about giving this
              > to him.

              Atenolol is a beta blocker - if you look at the potential side effects of any beta blocker, you will find the same thing. But it is probably the most common beta blocker used in cats. Spice has been taking 25 mg of Atenolol per day (half a tablet twice a day) for the last 5 months and is thriving. Prior to that he was given Propranolol (also a beta blocker) which caused loss of appetite and lethargy. So you just hav to work with your cardiologist to get the right combination of meds for your kitty.

              In addition to Atenolol, Spice takes 6.25 mg of Lasix and 1.25 mg of Enalapril once a day. He was diagnosed with HCM and CHF in May - just had his last check-up and ultrasound with his cardiologist yesterday and is doing GREAT! For the first 3 months after he was diagnosed, she checked him every month - yesterday's check-up was a 3 month one. And now she doesn't need to see him again for 6 months - YEA!!
              --
              Marge, Sugar, Spice (HCM), Creamsicle, and Callie
              Bridge Kitties Felix and Oscar
              Kitties at <http://tinyurl.com/s8ab>
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