They put PG in human food too.
Originally Posted by redrhino
Its in Subway rolls and some salad dressing I saw at Wal-Mart.
I was curious and spent a while trying to google up an asthma inhaler that actually used PG. Couldn't find one. I tend not to worry much, I seem to have an iron constitution, but that claim, which I've seen in the forum, might be a myth. Anyone find a PG asthma inhaler?
Google is not the best place to look up the filler ingredients of medications.
Originally Posted by aubergine
I am allergic to many things, so everytime my doctor prescribes a new medication, I have to find out exactly what's in it before I start taking it. I used to search google for the ingredients, not find them, then ask the pharmacist for the ingredients list. Now, after looking at google and failing umpteen times, I don't even bother with google and ask the pharmacist straight away.
As always, some things are safe for one species and not another. Cats are extemely intolerant of regular asprin. It can kill them. Yet, it is safe for a dog to ingest buffered asprin for pain in small doses.
Garlic, is said to be mildly toxic to dogs and yet it is found in many treats.
With so many people using e-cigs, I hope that more studies will be done and will include 2nd hand vaping (people AND pets). Only time will tell.
Well from what I can gather, they have been using PG for years in testing out different drugs. It's often used as a suspension to get the medication into the lung. Perhaps it had been used in an inhaler in the past, or maybe the information 'morphed' into "used in inhalers".
Here are a few articles I found:
CIS001 Extension Study of Cyclosporine Inhalation Solution - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
Study on Regenerative Treatment of Intra-Bony Defects - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
and talks about the ingredients in Proventil
Proventil HFA Official FDA information, side effects and uses.
I just found this thread. So, I may be poisoning my cats by vaping in the house?
I wouldn't worry about it. Even if PG was toxic to cats in relatively small amounts, second-hand vapor doesn't exist (vapor disappears rapidly).
Originally Posted by skydragon