Pentoxifylline in canine dermatology (Proceedings)
Nov 01, 2010
CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS
In dogs, treatment protocols prior to 2000 were totally empirical and anecdotal. Currently, we are using 25 mg/kg, q12h, PO with food. Side effects are rare and include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Anecdotal side effects include thrombocytopenia, erythema multiforme, bone marrow suppression, and flushing.PTX appears to be a useful therapeutic option in atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis,familial dermatomyositis, lupoid onychitis, and various vasculitides. PTX seems to be of little or no benefit in vesicular cutaneous lupus erythematosus and exfoliative cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
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