Cardiac drug formulary for every practice (Proceedings)


Cardiac drug formulary for every practice (Proceedings)

Nov 01, 2010

Advancing technology has provided clinicians with ever more powerful and effective drugs for treating diseases. As more drugs become available, it becomes progressively more difficult to be aware of the numerous side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions of the many cardiopulmonary drugs available. This seminar has been designed in the hope of facilitating rational drug selections for the treatment of cardiopulmonary diagnosis. For a more exhaustive review of individual drugs, the reader should refer to the package insrt and references. The reader should also follow the current veterinary literature, as new dosing recommendations may become available as a result of clinical use and scientific research. This advice is especially appropriate for new or infrequently used drugs. A handout of drugs and drug dosages, etc. will possibly be made available at seminar, or you can request a copy (email:

The following is a classification of some common drugs that are used in treating cardiac disease in the dog and cat:


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