VETMEDIN and your Dog:
VETMEDIN (pimobendan) is a first-line therapy for congestive heart failure in dogs and it has been shown to extend survival and to improve quality of your dog's life. Vetmedin is a prescription medication. Consult your veterinarian about Vetmedin and your dog.
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Advantage of VETMEDIN:
Is a half-scored flavored chewable tablet for easy dosing.
Well tolerated by your dog.
You can give Vetmedin chewable tablet to your dog with or without food.
Vetmedin improve the quality and quantity of life if your dog is suffering from overt congestive heart failure.
How VETMEDIN works:
VETMEDIN dilates both arteries and veins to decrease resistance to blood flow. At the same time VETMEDIN strengthens your dog's heart contractility to effectively increase cardiac output.
Please consult your veterinarian or pharmacist before your dog takes any other Prescription, Over-the-counter, vitamins or Herbal Medications
VETMEDIN CHEWABLE TABLETS
What is VETMEDIN :
VETMEDIN is a chewable tablets containing 1.25 or 5 mg of pimobendan per tablet. Pimobendan, have vasodilatative properties and facilitate the dog's heart to pump the blood.
What I need to know about VETMEDIN CHEWABLE TABLETS:
Is a Chewable Tablet indicated for mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure in dogs due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency. Is available in 1.25mg and 5mg scored beige to tan Chewable tablet. VETMEDIN , like other drugs of its class, is not free from adverse reactions. You should be advised of the potential for adverse reactions and be informed of the clinical signs associated with VETMEDIN intolerance.
What I need to tell and ask my veterinarian if VETMEDIN is prescribe to my dog:
If your veterinarian prescribe VETMEDIN to your dog, comment with your vet if your dog is younger than 6 months of age, have congenital heart defects, diabetes mellitus, any metabolic diseases, if is breeding, or pregnant or lactating bitches. Advice your Veterinarian if during treatment your dog have symptoms of poor appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, dyspnea, azotemia, weakness and ataxia, pleural effusion, syncope, cough, ascites, and heart murmur.
Indications for this drug:
Follow strictly the indications as your veterinarian gives on your prescription. VETMEDIN is indicated for the management of the signs of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure in dogs due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. The recommended dosage of Vetmedin is 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) of your dog body weight,
What I should do if 1 dose is skipped:
Continue with the following dose, do not give two doses at once.
What I should do if my pet suffer an overdose:
Call or Visit your nearest veterinary emergency center immediately.
During the trealtment:
Call your veterinarian about any other medication you may want to give to your dog. Keep your dog hydrated, Store VETMEDIN at room temperature, between 59Â°-86Â° F (15Â°-30Â° C).
Side Effects of VETMEDIN:
Your dog may experience poor appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, dyspnea, azotemia, weakness and ataxia, pleural effusion, syncope, cough, ascites, and heart murmur.
If during the treatment you have additional questions or concerns about your pet and VETMEDIN please contact your veterinarian or pharmacist and they will assist you with the accurate answer.