Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Internal Medicine
Effects of cilostazol on the heart rate in healthy dogs
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2018 年 80 巻 11 号 p. 1707-1715


Appropriate dosages of cilostazol have not been studied in veterinary patients, and the degrees of heart rate (HR) increase have not been studied in dogs administered cilostazol. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the degrees of HR increase in healthy dogs administered cilostazol. Thirty healthy beagle dogs (15 males and 15 females; age, 5–8 years) were divided into 3 groups of 10 dogs each and orally administered 2.5, 5, or 10 mg/kg cilostazol (twice a day at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM for 10 days). Higher HR increases were seen in the 5 mg/kg group than in the 2.5 mg/kg group at all time points except 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 4:00 PM (P<0.01). Higher HR increases were also observed in the 10 mg/kg group than in the 2.5 mg/kg group at all time points except 4:00 PM (P<0.01). The 10 mg/kg group showed higher HR increases than the 5 mg/kg group at all time points except 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM (P<0.05 for 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM; P<0.01 for the other time points). These results together show that the HR of healthy dogs increased in a dose-dependent manner after cilostazol administration twice a day at doses of 5 to 10 mg/kg. These results provide a useful basis for choosing cilostazol in the treatment of bradyarrhythmia in dogs.


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