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  • Lynda Doty
    Two things: my sister (human) had steroids in eye drops. Evidently they were pretty powerful because they worked great and the doctor had to wean her off of
    Message 1 of 9 , Mar 1, 2012
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      Two things: my sister (human) had steroids in eye drops. Evidently they were pretty powerful because they worked great and the doctor had to wean her off of them.
           Second, Martha (cat) was on dexamethasone and it  shot her sugar up very high. She was on it for IBD, so we discontinued it and put her on budesonide, which acts only in the gut. She is doing fine on that, but the specialist says she must not have dexamethasone again.
           As far as the heart, I have no experience because this happened before her HCM diagnosis.

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      Hi



      I`m not sure how much of an eye drop steroid would be absorbed, but I have

      had to use topical steroid creams for infections with my heart cats and

      they are very poorly absorbed by skin. Plus the topical creams only have a

      small amount because it's going direct to where it's needed rather than a pill

      which needs loads to get everywhere.



      But eye drops? I`m not sure.. would depend how much was in it and how much

      was absorbed.



      Lyn

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    • Banu Korgul
      As it says in the link provided, the eye drop is 5ml bottle with 1% dexamethasone in it.. I stopped using it for now , until I hear from this group.. But his
      Message 2 of 9 , Mar 1, 2012
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        As it says in the link provided, the eye drop is 5ml bottle with 1% dexamethasone in it..

        I stopped using it for now , until I hear from this group.. But his condition can be irreversible if not treated asap..

        Can someone ask her/his vet please? But please state that Aslan has dilated cardiomyopathy not HCM ..

        Thanks
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      • Banu Korgul
          Hello, Isnt there anyone using/tried to use/was prescribed w this med? btw, the vet who had given Aslan the depomedrol shot in Dec was indeed a cardiology
        Message 3 of 9 , Mar 1, 2012
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          Hello,
          Isnt there anyone using/tried to use/was prescribed w this med?

          btw, the vet who had given Aslan the depomedrol shot in Dec was indeed a cardiology professor. Actually probably the only one.
          (I am not planning to give any cortisone orally or via injection (if not an emergency etc) anymore)
           
          But..
           
          His sight is getting worse, he has retinal detachment.
          And this eye drop may be his only chance while he can still seize light.

          Please share any info you have
          Thanks

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        • elfinmyst@aol.com
          Hi The only eye creams my cats have used are optimmune and antibiotic ones. The optimmune was a steroid but Arthur doesn t have HCM. I`m sorry you are facing
          Message 4 of 9 , Mar 2, 2012
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            Hi

            The only eye creams my cats have used are optimmune and antibiotic ones.
            The optimmune was a steroid but Arthur doesn't have HCM. I`m sorry you are
            facing this choice, what does the cardiologist think? I honestly wish I could
            give some advice but I'm not sure what I`d do if it were my cat.

            I hope someone replies soon for you.

            Lyn.

            _www.myfurkids.co.uk_ (http://www.myfurkids.co.uk/)

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