Re: HCM cat- questions about safety of antihistamine, clavamox with Pla
- Hi Rita,
Rascasse has HCM and CRF. He has had cyproheptadine in the past as an appetite stimulant. It's an H1-receptor antihistamine. I know it can't be used with severe CHF, but think its fine for HCM.
I'm afraid we haven't used chlorpheniramine but I think that it's also an H-1 receptor antihistamine used largely for pruritus and occasionally as a light sedative. I think it is contraindicated in cats with hypertension, hyperT or cardiovascular disease, so it seems a strange choice but maybe others know more.
I think 2mg is a fairly standard dose but often twice daily.
Hope that helps
Sarah & Rascasse
>Kirby was also prescribed 2 mg chlorpheniramine. I guess I worry about everything because I am worried about this speeding up his heart rate. Does anyone have a cat with severe HCM who is taking antihistimines?[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]