What is compounding?
Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining or mixing drugs to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
The generic form of Vetmedin is Pimobendan.
Vetmedin is in limited supply. Orders placed will be shipped as product continues to come off backorder.
Practice aseptic techniques in withdrawing each dose to decrease the possibility of post-injection bacterial infections. Adequately clean and disinfect the stopper prior to entry with a sterile needle and syringe. Use only sterile needles, and use each needle only once.
The vial stopper may be punctured a maximum of 10 times.
The recommended dose of Adequan® i.m. Multi-Dose in horses is 500 mg every 4 days for 28 days intramuscularly. The injection site must be thoroughly cleansed prior to injection. Do not mix Adequan® i.m. Multi-Dose with other drugs or solvents.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan.
Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
The safe use of Adequan® i.m. Multi-Dose in horses used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating mares has not been evaluated.
Safety and efficacy studies utilizing Adequan® i.m. Multi-Dose were not performed. Adequan® i.m. Multi-Dose was approved based on the conclusion that the safety and effectiveness of Adequan® i.m. Multi-Dose will not differ from that demonstrated for the original formulation of Adequan® i.m.
Animal Safety studies utilizing Adequan® i.m. Multi-Dose were not performed. Safety studies were conducted in horses using the single dose formulation. Doses as high as 2,500 mg were administered intramuscularly to 6 horses twice a week for 12 weeks. This dosage is 5 times the recommended dosage and 3 times the recommended therapeutic regimen. Clinical observations revealed no soreness or swelling at the injection site or in the affected joint. No animal had any clinical or laboratory evidence of toxicity.
Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) (See USP Controlled Room Temperature). Avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures ≥ 40°C (104°F).
Use within 28 days of first puncture and puncture a maximum of 10 times. Dispose of spent needles in accordance with all federal, state and local environmental laws.