DirectionsDosage & Administration:
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 Vetedin at room temperature away from moisture and light.
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.
Vetmedin is available as beef-flavored chewable tablets.
What happens if I miss giving a dose:
Storage: Store Vetmedin at room temperature away from moisture and light.
(over 6 months of age)
||The 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 ˝ tablet increment
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it 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 happens if I overdose the pet:
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Vetmedin overdose that may occur include; loss of appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough.
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.
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. Continue 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 other medications 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.
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.
If serious side effects or allergic reactions occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention.
100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
July 29, 2016
taken without fuss
no complications or side effects, gentle on stomach .. my yorkie is 12y and doing well with this med
December 18, 2015
I'm very happy with the purchase of Vetmedin. It was delivered quickly and was less expensive than the vet was charging.
By Diana R Sarafin
June 26, 2015
Vetmedin (Pimobendan) 1.25mg (50tabs)
My precious George has a heart murmur and enlarged heart. He was diagnosed with Chronic Heart Failure, June 2014 and was put on Vetmedin to dilate his heart valves and make his heart pump more efficiently. It has helped him immensely. No side effects for him from the beginning but of course regular blood work is being done to monitor kidney, liver. etc.
May 10, 2015