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 (9 of 9 responses)
June 17, 2017
Easy to give to dogs since it is a chewable tablet .
January 22, 2017
Great online pharmacy
I recently learned that my dog has a heart condition and was struggling to pay for the associated medications. The costs for online were dramatically less and now she's getting the medications she needs to be healthy. Thank you!
Ohio - USA
January 21, 2017
I'm completely Satisfied
~Lowest price that I could find on several medications for my dog ..
~Very helpful Phone customer service people..
~Fast transaction --( once my vet signed and faxed back the needed paperwork) ~~which is REALLY appreciated --
ConsNone so far
June 17, 2016
Great pharmacy service and cost savings.
Pharmacy personnel very helpful. Speedy delivery.
By Karen Bredice
May 24, 2016
My 10-year old King Charles Cavalier has been in heart failure for almost 2-years. I've been ordering from Entirely Pets (he takes 4 medications) for almost all that time and their prices are competitive and their products are always received in a timely fashion!
October 2, 2015
I am thankful that this is available at a decent price. If I only had the option of getting this from my vet I probably could not afford it.. I have seen improvement in my dog since he began this drug.
By Lisette Branscomb
September 17, 2015
Came as expected right on time.
Will definitely use them again for future pet prescription needs.
San Diego, CA
August 6, 2015
VETMEDIN (PIMONBENDAN) 5MG
VETMEDIN ARRIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS AS STATED, AND THE PRICE IS A LOT LOWER THAN COMPETITIVE PHARMACY AND MORE LOWER THAN MY VET'S DISPENSE MED. THANK YOU, I SURELY WILL ORDER A REFILL AS IT COMES TIME TO RE-ORDER.
ProsPRICE WISE IS VERY ECONOMICAL MORE SAVINGS FOR ME, I RECOMMEND ENTIRELYPET PHARMACY TO ALL DOG OWNERS.
ConsNONE THAT I COULD THINK OFF
April 13, 2015
Meds for dogs
Fast efficient service!
ProsNo delivery fee!