For the treatment of canine congestive heart failure originating from dilated cardiomyopathy or valvular insufficiency (mitral and/or tricuspid regurgitation). When used in cases of valvular insufficiency in conjunction with frusemide the product has been shown to improve the quality of life and extend life expectancy in treated dogs. When used in a limited number of cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in conjunction with frusemide, enalapril and digoxin, the product has been shown to improve the quality of life and to extend life expectancy in treated dogs.
Sold in pots of 50 x 5mg chewable tablets
A9130 Prescription Animal Remedy (PAR) Class 1. For use under the authority or prescription of a veterinarian. Registered pursuant to the ACUM Act 1997.
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- Additional Information
Vetmedin will help your dog with congestive heart failure to feel better and improve his and her quality and quantity of life.
What is Vetmedin?
Vetmedin is a veterinary inodilator that works to dilate veins and arteries and increase cardiac output in order to decrease the workload of the dogs failing heart
Formulated for: Dogs.
Safety studies have not been performed in dogs that are under 6 months.
How is this medication given?
It is usually recommended to give Vetmedin by mouth twice daily or every twelve hours. However, you should always follow your veterinarians exact instructions.
Try to give this medication one hour before meals if possible.
How does this medication work?
Vetmedin is an inodilator that works in two ways. It dilates veins and arteries which decrease the work that the heart needs to do in order to pump blood.
This medication also directly increases cardiac output which further helps the heart to do its job.
What results can I expect?
Vetmedin can help relieve the symptoms associated with certain types of heart failure. It may take a few weeks to see outward improvement in your dog.
This medication will not sure heart disease but will help to increase your dogs comfort and length of life in some cases.
What Form(s) does Vetmedin come in? This medication is a tablet that is flavored and chewable.
Uses: Vetmedin is used to treat dogs (older than 6 months) with mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.
Generic Name: Pimobendan (drug name)
Common brand name: Vetmedin (Boehringer Ingelheim)
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