What is Pimobendan Compounded?
Pimobendan is used to manage mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure in dogs caused by atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. It differs from other commonly used heart drugs because it helps the heart pump more efficiently. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. It comes in tasty beef flavor. Pimobendan requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Please Note: Due to high demand for this compounded medication, please allow 2-3 additional business days for delivery. Also, it cannot be shipped to NC or MS
Dogs (6 months or older)
- Helps pets suffering from congestive heart disease
- Shown to increase quality and length of life in pets
- Increases the ability of the heart to pump blood
- Beef-flavored hard chews
How does Pimobendan Compounded work?
Pimobendan opens up the blood vessels that take blood away from the heart, effectively reducing work the heart does to pump blood. At the same time, Pimobendan opens up the blood vessels returning blood to the heart, reducing pressure on the heart.
If serious side effects or allergic reactions occur, stop giving Pimobendan and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.
Pimobendan Compounded Directions:
- Use as directed by your veterinarian.
- Pimobendan is a prescription medication used in dogs to increase the ability of the heart to pump blood.
- Pimobendan is used for the management of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.
Should you miss a dose, give to your pet as soon as you remember. Do not give your pet a double dose.
Pimobendan Compounded Dosage:
|All weights||Give exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Horses||Do not use!|
What is a Compounded Medication?
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.