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Vetmedin Chewable Tablets for Dogs

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Description

Vetmedin is a prescribed FDA Approved veterinary inodilator that aids in dilating veins and arteries. It also works to increase cardiac output, which lightens the workload of your dog's heart. Vetmedin may also help your dog with congestive heart failure so she can feel better and improve her quality of life. Given every 12 hours, the unique dual action of Vetmedin dilates the blood vessels carrying blood to and from the heart—reducing the preload and afterload on the heart—while simultaneously improving contractility of the heart muscle. Pimobendan, Vetmedin’s active ingredient, reduces stress on the heart while increasing cardiac output, without raising oxygen or energy consumption. Vetmedin helps dogs engage in the daily activities they enjoy. These chewable tablets have a wag-worthy beef flavor and are available in four convenient dosing sizes (1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg).

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Uses

For use in dogs with clinical signs of congestive heart failure.

Possible Side Effects

Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any negative reactions or side effects.

Please call your veterinarian and refer to prescribing information. The safety of VETMEDIN has not been established in dogs with asymptomatic heart disease or in heart failure caused by etiologies other than AVVI or DCM.

Drug & Food Interactions

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your dog is taking before starting this medication.

Precautions

VETMEDIN (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets is only for use in dogs with clinical signs of congestive heart failure. VETMEDIN is not for use in humans: keep this and all medications out of reach of children and consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion. VETMEDIN should only be used in accordance with instructions from your veterinarian. The most common side effects are poor appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, shortness of breath, weakness, and ataxia (lack of muscle control and coordination). If side effects occur, consult your veterinarian. The safety of VETMEDIN has not been established in puppies younger than 6 months of age, or in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs. For more information, please see full prescribing information.

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  • Item Number
    146420
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Vetmedin
  • Generic Name
    Pimobendan
  • For Use With
    Dogs
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Lifestage
    Adult, Senior
  • Product Form
    Chewable Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Congestive Heart Failure
  • Drug Type
    Inodilator
Ingredients

Pimobendan.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

VETMEDIN (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets should be administered orally at a total daily dose of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) body weight, using a suitable combination of whole or half tablets. The total daily dose should be divided into 2 portions that are not necessarily equal, and the portions should be administered approximately 12 hours apart (i.e., morning and evening). The tablets are scored and the calculated dosage should be provided to the nearest half tablet increment.

Storage Instructions

Store at 20 to 25 C (68 to 77 F), excursions permitted between 15 and 30 C (between 59 and 86 F).

FAQ

How do VETMEDIN® (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets work?

VETMEDIN® has a unique dual mode of action, dilating the blood vessels carrying blood to and from the heart, reducing the load on the heart. It also increases the contraction of the heart muscle, without putting additional stress on the heart.

How can VETMEDIN® help my dog?

Once a dog goes into heart failure, VETMEDIN® can relieve the symptoms of heart failure, improve quality of life in dogs, and most importantly help extend the survival time of dogs with clinical evidence of Heart Failure.

How long does VETMEDIN® take to work?

Studies have shown that improvement can be seen in as little as 7 days.*

What is the best way for me to give VETMEDIN® to my dog?

According to the product label, VETMEDIN® should be administered orally. VETMEDIN® comes in beef flavored chewable tablets that make giving your dog their medication easy.

When should I give my Dog VETMEDIN®? VETMEDIN® should be given at the onset of clinical signs of heart failure. If you think your dog is showing the symptoms of heart failure, consult with your Veterinarian.

At what dose and how often should I give VETMEDIN® to my dog?

VETMEDIN® should be administered per your Veterinarian’s prescription specific to your dog.

What should I do if I miss a dose of VETMEDIN®?

If a dose of VETMEDIN® is missed give the next scheduled dose at the normal time. There’s no need to give a higher dose.

What dosing options does VETMEDIN® come in?

Available as a beef-flavored, chewable tablet in 4 convenient dosing sizes (1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg).

Can VETMEDIN® be used with all dogs? VETMEDIN® Chewable Tablets is only for use in dogs with clinical signs of heart failure. The safety of VETMEDIN® Chewable Tablets has not been established in dogs with asymptomatic heart disease or in heart failure caused by etiologies other than Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease (MMVD) and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). 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.

What are the side effects of VETMEDIN®?

The most common side effects are poor appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, shortness of breath, weakness, and ataxia (lack of muscle control and coordination). If side effects occur, consult your Veterinarian.

What is the best number to call regarding any specific product questions?

For any specific product questions, please call Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health’s customer service line number at 1-888-637-4251.

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