Vetmedin (pimobendan)

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Vetmedin (pimobendan)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game changer My 13.5 yr Boston Terrier has been on Vetmedin for almost a year now. Last year he collapsed(seizure) after playtime and was diagnosed with CHF with a grade 5 murmur. My vet said we gotta hope that Vetmedin will be a "game changer" and I'm happy to say it certainly has. His murmur has come down and he's his normal self and he still plays, just at a more gentle pace. Very thankful for this wonderful medicine.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved Shy-mo's Life bad valve resulting in pulmonary edema; congestive heart failure. He was having seizures too from lack of O2 to his brain. He was improved with first dose, and never had another seizure. he is gently enjoying life.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from customer support We have a 12 year old ShihTzu who was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure at a local emergency hospital. He was very ill and not sure if he would live long but he is doing a bit better. None of the local vets had any of this med in stock and each time I called Pet Med several tiems and they were extremely helpful and supportive. They went above and beyond to be sure we had the vetmedin to save our little dog.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acting younger My dog has been on these for almost two months and I have noticed that he is alert and acting a bit younger. Very pleased.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Without Vetmetin not good My 15 YO chi Kissis has CHF and was given 6 months 3 years ago. Because of Vetmetim I have my baby back. Not only has it extended his life, but his QUALITY OF LIFE. Runs around like a puppy again. Down side is it’s never available and really expensive. Unfortunately, my pup will literally suffer and die without this med. double edge sword. Love it and hate it.
Date published: 2020-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vetmdein I purchase Vetmedin from PetMeds because I am able to save at least $20-$30 then the price I pay at the vet. Vetmedin has saved my 14 yr old pittie and keeps the pep in his little steps.
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product Our 13 year old miniature schnauzer had to be taken to the hospital because she was filling up with fluid in her chest cavity. Turns out she has a heart issue and I thought we were going to have to put her down. They drained 4 pounds of fluid from a 17 lb dog and sent us home with vetmedin and a couple of others. I found 800 pet meds and she has been on the meds since. 4 months later she is her normal self. Amazing.
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Pet Meds My pup has been diagnosed with a heart condition and has to take Vetmedin twice a day for life. The cost of the pills were so expensive at their vets office. I did some shopping around and PetMeds is saving me over $400 a year. Thanks Pet Meds!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2020-03-27
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Questions

if you dont get this back in stock what can we give our dogs

Asked by: Sally and Sugar
Thank you for your question. At this time we cannot provide an alternative, please consult with your veterinarian. You can also sign up to be notified when we have the mg you need available by clicking on the out of stock option highlighted in red under the mg when viewing the Vetmedin. You would enter your email address to be notified once the medication is available.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-10-15

When will the 1.25. or 2.5 be back in stock. Do you send out email notifications on stock refill?

Asked by: juliska
Thank you for your question. We currently have the Vetmedin 1.25mg in stock. The 2.5mg however is out of stock at this time. The estimated back to stock date for the 2.5mg is 10/15/2020. When viewing the product if you select the message below the mg which says out of stock, see options in red this will allow you to enter your email address to be notified once the medication is back in stock.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-10-06

Do you have 5.0 mg vetmedin in stock?

Asked by: TuTu
Thank you for your question. Currently Vetmedin 5mg is out of stock. The current estimated back to stock date is 10/20/2020.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-10-06

Will you pls advise when Vetmedin 5 mg will be in stock?

Asked by: Donna
Thank you for your question. The estimated back to stock date for Vetmedin 5mg is currently 10/7/2020. You can be notified via email when the product is available by viewing the product on our website and clicking on the message that says Out of stock See options highlighted in red.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-09-30

When will Vetmedin 10mg be available?

Asked by: Ypvalentin
Thank you for your question. The Vetmedin 10mg is currently in stock.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-09-04

When will 1.25 be in stock?

Asked by: Zandersmom
Thank you for your question. This medication is expected to be back in stock on 9/15/2020.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-09-04

Sorry but the last question I asked was supposed to be for the 2.5mg and 5mg pills. I see that the 10mg are in stock. I really need the 2.5mg, however can break the 5mgs in half. Just want to know the reliability of being able to order these from you.

Asked by: Misha
Only 1 manufacturing company. All suppliers have same problem. Your vet should be able to get you some although more expensive. Just went through the same with my dog. Good luck.
Answered by: Pammie
Date published: 2020-08-23

When will vetmedin 1.25 be available

Asked by: Dave231
Thank you for your question. The Vetmedin 1.25mg is expected to be back in stock 8/15/2020.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-08-06
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What is Vetmedin?

Vetmedin 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. Vetmedin requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs (6 months or older)

Benefits:

  • 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

How does Vetmedin work?

Vetmedin 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, Vetmedin opens up the blood vessels returning blood to the heart, reducing pressure on the heart.

Cautions:

If serious side effects or allergic reactions occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.

Brand Name:

Vetmedin (Boehringer Ingelheim)

Generic Name:

Pimobendan

What is the most important information I should know about Vetmedin?

Vetmedin is used in dogs 6 months of age or older for the management of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. Vetmedin is available by prescription as 1.25mg, 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg scored, porcine derived beef flavored, chewable tablets. The usual dose for dogs is 0.23mg per pound divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest 1/2 tablet increment.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Vetmedin to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has any congenital heart defects, diabetes, or other serious metabolic disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Vetmedin be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian, the total daily dose should be divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest 1/2 tablet increment. Store Vetmedin at room temperature away from moisture and light.

What are the possible side effects of Vetmedin?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, coma. Discontinue giving Vetmedin and contact your veterinarian if your pet develops; poor appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the pet.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Vetmedin?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. 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.

What should I avoid while giving Vetmedin?

Vetmedin is not for use in humans. Do not give this medication to animals allergic to it. Do not give to animals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other condition where an increase in cardiac output is not recommended. Do not give this medication to dogs less than 6 months of age. Do not give this medication to pregnant or lactating animals.

What other drugs will affect Vetmedin?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is also being given verapamil (Isoptin, Calan, Verelan), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur), and pentoxiphylline (Trental). Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines, including vitamins and minerals.

Vetmedin (pimobendan) Directions:

  • Vetmedin is a prescription medication used in dogs to increase the ability of the heart to pump blood.
  • Vetmedin is used for the management of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.
Tip:

Vetmedin is available as beef-flavored chewable tablets.

Vetmedin (pimobendan) Dosage for Dogs: (over 6 months of age)

Dogs: (over 6 months of age)
WeightDosage
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
Vetmedin (pimobendan) Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Vetmedin (pimobendan) Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Vetmedin at room temperature away from moisture and light.

Vetmedin Ingredients:

Vetmedin 1.25 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan1.25 mg
Vetmedin 2.50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan 2.50 mg
Vetmedin 5.0 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan 5.0 mg
Vetmedin 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan 10 mg

What is Vetmedin?

Vetmedin 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. Vetmedin requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs (6 months or older)

Benefits:

  • 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

How does Vetmedin work?

Vetmedin 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, Vetmedin opens up the blood vessels returning blood to the heart, reducing pressure on the heart.

Cautions:

If serious side effects or allergic reactions occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.

Brand Name:

Vetmedin (Boehringer Ingelheim)

Generic Name:

Pimobendan

What is the most important information I should know about Vetmedin?

Vetmedin is used in dogs 6 months of age or older for the management of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. Vetmedin is available by prescription as 1.25mg, 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg scored, porcine derived beef flavored, chewable tablets. The usual dose for dogs is 0.23mg per pound divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest 1/2 tablet increment.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Vetmedin to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has any congenital heart defects, diabetes, or other serious metabolic disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

How should Vetmedin be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian, the total daily dose should be divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest 1/2 tablet increment. Store Vetmedin at room temperature away from moisture and light.

What are the possible side effects of Vetmedin?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, coma. Discontinue giving Vetmedin and contact your veterinarian if your pet develops; poor appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the pet.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Vetmedin?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. 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.

What should I avoid while giving Vetmedin?

Vetmedin is not for use in humans. Do not give this medication to animals allergic to it. Do not give to animals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other condition where an increase in cardiac output is not recommended. Do not give this medication to dogs less than 6 months of age. Do not give this medication to pregnant or lactating animals.

What other drugs will affect Vetmedin?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is also being given verapamil (Isoptin, Calan, Verelan), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur), and pentoxiphylline (Trental). Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines, including vitamins and minerals.

Vetmedin (pimobendan) Directions:

  • Vetmedin is a prescription medication used in dogs to increase the ability of the heart to pump blood.
  • Vetmedin is used for the management of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.
Tip:

Vetmedin is available as beef-flavored chewable tablets.

Vetmedin (pimobendan) Dosage for Dogs: (over 6 months of age)

Dogs: (over 6 months of age)
WeightDosage
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
Vetmedin (pimobendan) Dosage for Cats:
Cats
Do not use!
Vetmedin (pimobendan) Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Vetmedin at room temperature away from moisture and light.

Vetmedin Ingredients:

Vetmedin 1.25 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan1.25 mg
Vetmedin 2.50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan 2.50 mg
Vetmedin 5.0 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan 5.0 mg
Vetmedin 10 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Pimobendan 10 mg