Dichlorphenamide

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Dichlorphenamide (Diclofenamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor diuretic drug used primarily for treatment of canine glaucoma[1].

This drug has been used for long-term medical management of open-angle glaucoma without requiring surgical intervention[2], but has also been used to prevent glaucoma in postoperative phacoemulsification cases[3].

Recommended dose rate in dogs is 3 - 5 mg/kg given orally every 8 - 12 hours.

References

  1. Brooks DE (1990) Glaucoma in the dog and cat. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 20(3):775-797
  2. Hasegawa T et al (2001) Long-term management of a glaucomatous eye in a dog treated with medical therapy alone. J Vet Med Sci 63(12):1323-1325
  3. Bagley LH & Lavach JD (1994) Comparison of postoperative phacoemulsification results in dogs with and without diabetes mellitus: 153 cases (1991-1992). J Am Vet Med Assoc 205(8):1165-1169