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  • r schu
    Hi Carol, The link you listed said ondansetron is to be used with caution in people with arrhythmia.  May has arrhythmia  and I ve been giving 1mg ondans am
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 29 6:08 AM
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      Hi Carol,
      The link you listed said ondansetron is to be used with caution in people with arrhythmia.  May has arrhythmia  and I've been giving 1mg ondans am and pm for over a year now.   Every now and then I skip some doses to see if she really needs it, and I always come back around to resuming the 1mg dose.

      Our cardiologist is aware of the ondans and has never suggested otherwise.  So I'm assuming this caution is not as serious as some.

      Thoughts?

      -Lee and May

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      Use with caution in
      * People with a slow or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or heart failure.

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    • Debbie Loffredo
      Hi My thoughts, I don t know about ondansetron, but with many other drugs (or even certain foods) we can not use the side effects/reaction in one species to
      Message 2 of 13 , Jul 29 6:54 AM
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        Hi
        My thoughts, I don't know about ondansetron, but with many other drugs (or
        even certain foods) we can not use the side effects/reaction in one species
        to another. Some types animals are extremely sensitive to the same drug so
        the dosage is vastly different. An example I can think of is a common
        sedative used in dogs, cats & horses. Goats are extremely sensitive to it
        and get a tiny dose compared to a cat/dog. Also think about the effects of
        onions, garlic, avocado and chocolate on pets.

        The other thing is sometimes the benefits out way the risks (and risks may
        be low as well). Look at all the extra-label drug use. Another example,
        Vetmedin says not for HCM yet the cardiologists are having great success
        with it and owners report it as well.

        Read up on the drugs facts but the best resources I have found for my
        animals are groups such as this where, people are actually living with the
        disease.

        All that said I believe ondansetron has been popular (effective) for heart
        kitties, I remember reading about it's use, search the achieves for posts?
        When you are next talking to the cardiologist you can just bring it up that
        you were reading about the drugs your cat it taking and was curious since
        this was a caution in people is it a concern in cats?

        Anyway this is just how I would approch/think about things.

        Deb and Angel Cat-man


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        From: "r schu" <rschu92@...>
        Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 9:08 AM
        To: <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
        Subject: [FH] Re: Ondansetron

        > Hi Carol,
        > The link you listed said ondansetron is to be used with caution in people
        > with arrhythmia. May has arrhythmia and I've been giving 1mg ondans am
        > and pm for over a year now. Every now and then I skip some doses to see
        > if she really needs it, and I always come back around to resuming the 1mg
        > dose.
        >
        > Our cardiologist is aware of the ondans and has never suggested otherwise.
        > So I'm assuming this caution is not as serious as some.
        >
        > Thoughts?
        >
        > -Lee and May
        >
        > ============
        >
        > Use with caution in
        > * People with a slow or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or heart failure.
        >
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        >
        >
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      • Carol
        Yes, I know about the cautions for Ondansetron. I know that most of the drugs that are for anti-nausea have some precautions for heart patients. We decided to
        Message 3 of 13 , Jul 29 10:28 AM
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          Yes, I know about the cautions for Ondansetron. I know that most of the drugs that are for anti-nausea have some precautions for heart patients. We decided to give it to Misty and our angel Snowball and take the risk, because their nausea was so bad, that it was the only relief for them.

          It's a double edged sword with heart kitties. Sometimes we have to choose one bad thing over another to keep them comfortable.

          Carol














          -----Original Message-----
          From: r schu <rschu92@...>
          To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 6:08 am
          Subject: [FH] Re: Ondansetron






          Hi Carol,
          The link you listed said ondansetron is to be used with caution in people with arrhythmia. May has arrhythmia and I've been giving 1mg ondans am and pm for over a year now. Every now and then I skip some doses to see if she really needs it, and I always come back around to resuming the 1mg dose.

          Our cardiologist is aware of the ondans and has never suggested otherwise. So I'm assuming this caution is not as serious as some.

          Thoughts?

          -Lee and May






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        • Cindi
          While cats are not people, Ondansetron (Zofran) was given often when my Mom had chemo in the hospital. By often I mean at least once a day , everyday during
          Message 4 of 13 , Jul 29 10:53 AM
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            While cats are not people, Ondansetron (Zofran) was given often when my
            Mom had chemo in the hospital. By often I mean at least once a day ,
            everyday during her 60 days of treatment. She had heart failure from
            the chemo as well.


            Cindi missing the touch of Ditto
            There she was, elegant, beautiful, swathed in the shiniest of clinging
            silks, a vision of loveliness in coffee and cream --- a Princess from
            Bangkok, an Oriental Goddess, a Queen on her throne --- a Siamese cat!
            from May Eustace's Cats in Clover



            On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Carol wrote:

            > Yes, I know about the cautions for Ondansetron. I know that most of
            > the drugs that are for anti-nausea have some precautions for heart
            > patients. We decided to give it to Misty and our angel Snowball and
            > take the risk, because their nausea was so bad, that it was the only
            > relief for them.
            > It's a double edged sword with heart kitties. Sometimes we have to
            > choose one bad thing over another to keep them comfortable.
            >
            > Carol
            >
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            > -----Original Message-----
            > From: r schu <rschu92@...>
            > To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
            > Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 6:08 am
            > Subject: [FH] Re: Ondansetron
            >
            >
            >
            > Hi Carol,
            > The link you listed said ondansetron is to be used with caution in
            > people with arrhythmia. May has arrhythmia and I've been giving 1mg
            > ondans am and pm for over a year now. Every now and then I skip some
            > doses to see if she really needs it, and I always come back around to
            > resuming the 1mg dose.
            >
            > Our cardiologist is aware of the ondans and has never suggested
            > otherwise. So I'm assuming this caution is not as serious as some.
            >
            > Thoughts?
            >
            > -Lee and May
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            >
            >
            >
            > ------------------------------------
            >
            > Your reply will go to the author of this message. If you feel your
            > reply will benefit the entire group, please change the "To:" line to
            > feline-heart@yahoogroups.comYahoo! Groups Links
            >
            >
            >
          • r schu
            Carol, she s been getting it for well over a year, so I think 1mg bid is okay for her.  It s so hard to tell what s going on.  Her heart seems to be holding
            Message 5 of 13 , Jul 29 1:58 PM
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              Carol, she's been getting it for well over a year, so I think 1mg bid is okay for her.  It's so hard to tell what's going on.  Her heart seems to be holding steady, I'm getting arrythmia at times but sometimes regular, and her breathing has been good.  I'm still at 3-4 drops of the ubiquinol, worrying that the olive oil might upset her.  She's eating pretty much 100% on her own most days, but not all.  Nausea?  Acid?  Uremia?  I just keep balancing and supporting her choice to keep living.  She has lots of spirit in her eyes, except when the eating thing seems to be off balance.  Then there are the itchy ears....it's tough getting old.

              -Lee and May




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              > From: Carol <carolroar@...>
              >To: rschu92@...; feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
              >Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 1:28 PM
              >Subject: Re: [FH] Re: Ondansetron
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              >Yes, I know about the cautions for Ondansetron.  I know that most of the drugs that are for anti-nausea have some precautions for heart patients. We decided to give it to Misty and our angel Snowball and take the risk, because their nausea was so bad, that it was the only relief for them. 
              >
              >It's a double edged sword with heart kitties. Sometimes we have to choose one bad thing over another to keep them comfortable.
              >
              >Carol
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              >-----Original Message-----
              >From: r schu <rschu92@...>
              >To: feline-heart <feline-heart@yahoogroups.com>
              >Sent: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 6:08 am
              >Subject: [FH] Re: Ondansetron
              >
              >

              >Hi Carol,
              >The link you listed said ondansetron is to be used with caution in people with arrhythmia.  May has arrhythmia  and I've been giving 1mg ondans am and pm for over a year now.   Every now and then I skip some doses to see if she really needs it, and I always come back around to resuming the 1mg dose.
              >
              >Our cardiologist is aware of the ondans and has never suggested otherwise.  So I'm assuming this caution is not as serious as some.
              >
              >Thoughts?
              >
              >-Lee and May
              >
              >
              >

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