Cardalis for dogs is a congestive heart failure (CHF) dog treatment that is used along with other medications such as Furosemide. This treatment for CHF in dogs manages the clinical signs of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure in dogs due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency (AVVI).
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
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Side Effects: Side effects may include anorexia, vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, and urinary incontinence.
Warnings: Do not administer CARDALIS in conjunction with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in dogs with renal insufficiency. Do not administer CARDALIS to dogs with hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease), hyperkalemia, or hyponatremia. Do not administer CARDALIS to animals with known hypersensitivity to ACE inhibitors or spironolactone.
Precautions: The safety and effectiveness of concurrent therapy of CARDALIS with pimobendan has not been evaluated.
Renal function and serum potassium levels should be evaluated prior to initiating treatment with CARDALIS. Regular monitoring of renal function and serum potassium levels is recommended as there may be an increased risk of hyperkalemia.
Dogs undergoing combined treatment with CARDALIS and NSAIDs should be adequately hydrated to avoid renal toxicity.
Concomitant use of desoxycorticosterone pivalate (DOCP) with spironolactone may counter the effect of DOCP as DOCP has an opposing mechanism of action to potassium-sparing diuretics like spironolactone. Closely monitor dogs receiving digoxin and spironolactone. Spironolactone decreases digoxin elimination and hence raises digoxin plasma concentration. This may result in digoxin toxicity. Spironolactone and benazepril hydrochloride undergo extensive hepatic biotransformation. Care should be taken when using CARDALIS in dogs with hepatic dysfunction.
The safety of CARDALIS has not been evaluated in growing dogs. Spironolactone has an antiandrogenic effect and should be used with caution in growing dogs. The safety of CARDALIS has not been established in pregnant, lactating or breeding dogs.
Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Active Ingredients: Spironolactone and benazepril hydrochloride in three sizes:
20 mg spironolactone and 2.5 mg benazepril hydrochloride
40 mg spironolactone and 5 mg benazepril hydrochloride
80 mg spironolactone and 10 mg benazepril hydrochloride
Storage: Store at controlled room temperature, 68° to 77°F (20° to 25°C), in the original container. Excursions permitted between 59° and 86°F (15°C and 30°C).