From: Dr. Bruce Williams
Date: 2001-02-25 18:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Medications
> I have a 5.5 year old, Mr. Molly, on the furosemide
> and Enacard. Is the theophylline similar to digoxin?
> The furosemide could be shipped, but since the Enacard
> should be refrigerated (at least my liquid form is),
> and is only good for about 6 months -if I remember
> right- it might not be worth what it would cost to
> ship, and may be outdated soon after I would start to
> use it. There may be someone else that will need an
> Enacard refill, sooner than I.
Theophylline is a prolonged release bronchodilator, which is
occasionally used in ferrets with cardiomyopathy resulting in left
heart failure and chronic lung disease. I have not used it much in
CMP, but have had some success with it in ferrets with bronchitis.
I need to get some more information on liquid Enacard. This drug is
sold in tablet form, and the last time I checked, compounded liquid
formulations were only good for 24 hours. Did you have yours
compounded at a pharmacy, or is there a new formulation on the market?
With kindest regards,
Bruce H. Williams, DVM
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