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RE: [FH] Re: Is it okay to give heart meds all at once?

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  • Pablo Frank
    I ve been giving furosemide 4mg, enaladex 1.25 mg and pimobendan 1.25 together twice a day, for about 3 years and everything is ok. Once in 2 days my cat
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 29, 2013
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      I've been giving furosemide 4mg, enaladex 1.25 mg and pimobendan 1.25 together twice a day, for about 3 years and everything is ok.
      Once in 2 days my cat receives also tadalafil (cialis) 5mg with the other meds, and everything goes ok too.
      To: gollydolly@...
      CC: binarina@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      From: anagtz@...
      Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:13:29 -0600
      Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Is it okay to give heart meds all at once?


























      Dear all,



      I kept wondering about giving all the meds at once. I've always tried to

      separate Punky's pills as much as possible.

      Today I found a great app. It's called "epocrates" and works fine on

      Android. It has a huge database and contains all the info for every med,

      including some plants.

      Also, it has an awesome database on diseases. I have been reading the ones

      that Punky has (HCM, Pulmonary valve stenosis, etc...) and I've been

      learning a lot.



      Moreover, it has an interaction drug search thing. And apparently

      furosemide interacts with pretty much everything. I'm attaching the

      interactions of Punky's meds. If you cannot download/use the app, I'll be

      happy to do the searches for you guys.



      Hope this helps.



      Best,

      Ana and Punky



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    • r schu
      I ve been giving May her daily lasix, benaz, and plavix in the same gel cap. The cardiologist knows this and didn t say not to. She seems fine. I just
      Message 2 of 10 , Mar 29, 2013
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        I've been giving May her daily lasix, benaz, and plavix in the same gel cap. The cardiologist knows this and didn't say not to. She seems fine.

        I just searched for drug interactions on drugs.com:

        lasix (furosemide)
        plavix
        benazepril

        And this is what it said:

        Although furosemide and benazepril are frequently combined together, their effects may be additive on lowering your blood pressure. You may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take both medications. Contact your doctor if you have a reduced heart rate, dizziness, fainting, or headaches. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

        No other interactions were found between your selected drugs.

        Note: this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
        Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with

        benazepril interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
        Lasix interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
        Plavix interacts with more than 100 other drugs.

        Interactions between your selected drugs and food
        benazepril ↔ food

        Applies to: benazepril

        It is recommended that if you are taking benazepril you should be advised to avoid moderately high or high potassium dietary intake. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. Do not use salt substitutes or potassium supplements while taking benazepril, unless your doctor has told you to.

        Hope this is useful.

        -Lee and May
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