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  • mymisssassy
    My 14.5 year old Himmy Sassy was just started on Sotalol because she failed the Atenolol for her multi-focal PVC s and from my research I can not find much
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2009
      My 14.5 year old Himmy Sassy was just started on Sotalol because she
      failed the Atenolol for her multi-focal PVC's and from my research I
      can not find much about the use of this drug. What I have found it
      is not recommended in cats. And it is a dangerous drug it can cause
      a proarrhythmia, meaning that it can actually worsen her condition.
      Being a nurse I compare everything to a patient so I am wondering am
      I worrying to much and reading too much into it. Does anyone else
      have their kitty on this drug, if so what should I be looking for. I
      am away from home for long hours. And I wonder if the Atenolol did
      no good and she continued to throw multi-focal PVCs, should I have
      her re-evaluated in a couple of months after the Sotalol and if she
      fails on the Sotalol, should I continue this drug. I don't see the
      purpose of continuing such a drug with significant side effects if
      there is no real benefit. Please if anyone has any insight to this
      drug. This drug is also supposed to be used with caution in a kitty
      with kidney disease and hyperthyroidism, which she also has. I am
      still trying to come to terms with this disease, it has happened so
      fast, she was my engagement present and has been with me as long as
      my marriage, so she carries a lot of meaning to our family. I am not
      sure what to look for, because other than a murmur she is really
      asymptomatic. I guess she is just a little fighter. She is my
      baby. We have been to multiple vets and are now going to a
      specialist and I am still not sure I truly understand all the things
      that are going on with her, and I am a health care provider!!! So
      any insight you can give me would be great. I am so glad I stumbled
      onto this site. I really need some support.
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