Re: [FH] ? re: pleural effusion & spironolactone
- It is interesting to see that alot of vets & cardiologist don't want to prescribe this... I wasn't aware of this, it was my Tim's cardiologist that put him on it when the lasix wasn't doing the trick, I quess I am lucky to have a cardiologist who is on top of things.
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From: Sue at MAGDRL <susan@...>
I have had the same experience as the others who replied. I don't know if
there's written proof and my cardiologist was also reluctant to add
spironolactone to the mix. Eventually the lasix wasn't enough so he added
it to Pepper's list of medications and he was amazed at how well it worked.
After many more months, we had to adjust and now she's getting
spironolactone HCTZ. That's working extremely well.
If your vet / cardiologist would like to speak with mine, please e-mail me
and let me know so I can give you the contact information and let him know.
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From: "dalemcp" <dalemcp@...>
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 12:55 PM
Subject: [FH] ? re: pleural effusion & spironolactone
> My cat has dilated cardiomyopathy and is getting benazepril, taurine,
> aspirin, and now lasix for fluid in the pleural cavity. I've been
> doing some reading about spironolactone and someone here said
> that "lasix is good for fluid in the lungs and spiro is good for fluid
> in the pleural cavity". I'm wondering if there is literature that
> backs up this statement or is this just something that is anectdotal
> evidence. My vet doesn't necessarily want to prescribe the
> spironolactone and I need to know for myself and the vet if it wouldn't
> be better to be on the spironolactone rather than lasix.
> On the 12th 175 mL of fluid was drained from the chest cavity. On the
> 22nd 250 mL was drained. That's quite a buildup in just 10 days time.
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