By Sandra N. Koch

This complete instruction manual summarizes dermatological medicinal drugs for pussycat and dogs sufferers. It covers oral, topical and injectable drugs appropriate for cats and canines. very important details given for every drug comprises: symptoms, contraindications, mechanism of motion, dosage, formulations, side-effects, drug interactions and tracking. either American and ecu exchange names are supplied along typical names for ease of reference.

The publication is split into four sections. the 1st covers systemic dermatological brokers. the second one part offers topical dermatological brokers. The 3rd part covers allergen-specific immunotherapy. The fourth part lists dermatological stipulations and the medication normal to regard each one ailment, and directs the reader to the knowledge on these drugs.

Canine and pussycat Dermatology Drug Handbook is a vital reference for speedy day-by-day use in a scientific environment. excellent for veterinarians in first opinion perform in addition to these focusing on dermatology.

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  • Lists medicinal drugs alphabetically for therapy of dermatological ailments in canine and cats
  • Covers oral, topical and injectable medicines
  • Includes either American and eu exchange names
  • Written by means of dermatology and pharmacology experts
  • Presented in an easy-to-use reference structure
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The formulation containing pseudoephedrine should not be used in dogs and cats. Caution in patients with hepatic disease, pregnant and lactating animals. Cetirizine may interfere with the intradermal test reactivity. Drug withdrawal is usually recommended for at least 2 weeks prior to allergy testing. MECHANISM OF ACTION Cetirizine is a piperazine derivative and carboxylated metabolite of hydroxyzine with selective histamine H1-receptor antagonism and anti-allergic properties inhibiting histamine-induced wheal and flare responses.

Cetirizine may interfere with the intradermal test reactivity. Drug withdrawal is usually recommended for at least 2 weeks prior to allergy testing. MECHANISM OF ACTION Cetirizine is a piperazine derivative and carboxylated metabolite of hydroxyzine with selective histamine H1-receptor antagonism and anti-allergic properties inhibiting histamine-induced wheal and flare responses. In addition, it inhibits eosinophil, T-lymphocyte, and monocyte chemotaxis during the late phase of the allergic response and decreases intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 expression on epithelial cells.

5 mg/kg PO q24h until remission, then dosage can be reduced to q48h. 5–2 mg/kg q72h. Note: Clinical response may require 4–8 weeks. , oral glucocorticoids: prednisone/prednisolone) for the first weeks or months. F O R M U L AT I O N S Veterinary-labeled products: None Human-labeled products Oral tablets: 25 mg, 50 mg; Imuran® ● Oral tablets: 75 mg, 100 mg; Azasan® ● SIDE EFFECTS Dogs: Most of the side effects are reversible with early discontinuation of the drug. Susceptibility to adverse effects may be due to a metabolism deficiency of thiopurine methyltransferase, reported in 10% of the dogs.

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