Re: [FH] Atenolol side effects
Reported adverse effects for atenolol are lethergy and
hypotension. Hypotension is BP that is too low and
would indicate that the atenolol dose is too high. My
vet told me if my cat could not jump up on furniture
it would be indicative of hypotension. In addition
geriatric cats are reported to have more adverse
effects than younger cats.
Lethergy means acting tired. Since cats do sleep a lot
and don't have to go to school or work, I am not sure
how easy it is to tell if they are experiencing
lethergy. Lethergy is not considered a reason to
discontinue atenolol and atenolol should never be
stopped suddenly unless your vet orders it.
--- MS <ms3213@...> wrote:
> Thanks to all of you who responded to my emails
> about Tavy. I gave her the
> first pill of atenolol last night. It was much
> easier than I expected. I
> crushed it and mixed it with a spoonful of meat baby
> food, and she gulped it
> right down. She'll love getting that twice a day!
> I'm hoping the meds help
> her. I'm watching for side effects, but so far I've
> not noticed any. I
> know to look out for appetite loss. Have your cats
> experienced side effects
> on this medication?
> Thanks, and Happy New Year to you all.
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