Vetmedin rx


$41.99

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

  • 1.25 mg
  • 2.5 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg
  • 50 ct

What is Vetmedin?

Vetmedin is a versatile, first-line therapy for canine congestive heart failure (CHF). When used from the start of clinical signs as part of a standard CHF treatment protocol, Vetmedin keeps dogs going. It is different from other commonly used heart drugs because it helps the heart pump more efficiently. Vetmedin requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs

Benefits:

  • Helps dogs suffering from congestive heart failure
  • Increases survival and quality of life in dogs
  • Increases the ability of the heart to pump blood

Cautions:

The safety of Vetmedin has not been established in dogs with asymptomatic heart disease or in heart failure caused by etiologies other than atrioventricularvalvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. The safe use of Vetmedin has not been evaluated in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs with congenital heart defects, dogs with diabetes mellitus or other serious metabolic diseases, dogs used for breeding, or pregnant or lactating bitches. Use only in dogs with clinical evidence of heart failure. If serious side effects or allergic reactions occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary care.

Brand Name:

Vetmedin (Boehringer Ingelheim)

Generic Name:

Pimobendan

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

Possible side effects of Vetmedin:

The most common side effects reported were poor appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, dyspnea, azotemia, weakness, and ataxia. If side effects occur, pet owners should contact their veterinarian.

Storage:

Store Vetmedin at room temperature away from moisture and light.

Directions:

Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Vetmedin is available as beef-flavored chewable tablets.

Dosage:


Dogs: (over 6 months of age)
Weight
Dosage
All weightsThe usual dose is 0.23mg per pound of pet's body weight divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest ½ tablet increment

Cats:
Do not use!

Horses:
Do not use!


Vetmedin:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan1.25 mg


Vetmedin:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan5.0 mg
  • Helps dogs suffering from congestive heart failure
  • Increases survival and quality of life in dogs
  • Increases the ability of the heart to pump blood

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