Vetmedin (pimobendan)

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Vetmedin (pimobendan)

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Reviews

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

Can this medication be given to cats ?

Asked by: Garyd504
Vetmedin is not labeled for use in cats but consult your veterinarian for potential "off-label" use.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-07-31

Do you have this in 1.5 mg?

Asked by: Heather
Vetmedin is not available in a 1.5 mg strength.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-07-31

Why is vetmedin 1.25 always out of stock?

Asked by: Dave231
It is due to manufacturer back-order. Ask your vet if they can get some in from a compounding pharmacy.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-07-31

How much time will it take for Vetmedin to begin working?

Asked by: Sherwood
Thank you for your question. The medication generally starts to work within several days to a week.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-07-06

Can Vetmedin be crushed and mixed with food?

Asked by: gmaa
Thank you for your question. Yes, Vetmedin can be crushed and mixed with food. Just be sure to monitor your pet to ensure they are getting the full dose of medication prescribed.
Answered by: Crystal RPTechnician
Date published: 2020-06-19

Are the 2.5mg tablets scored for splitting?

Asked by: Heine
Yes.
Answered by: Shari PetMed Pro
Date published: 2020-06-14

My dog needs 5 mg. Is it possible to break a 10mg. In half?

Asked by: Susan22
Yes, Vetmedin® (pimobendan) tablets may be split in half. Vetmedin® is a prescription-only medication and should be given exactly as prescribed. Thank you.
Answered by: Joshua T
Date published: 2020-04-23

Does this need a prescription?

Asked by: Alyn
Yes. Vetmedin® (pimobendan) is a prescription-only medication. Consult your veterinarian to discuss if this medication is appropriate for your pet. Thank you.
Answered by: Joshua T
Date published: 2020-04-23
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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