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.
Calcitriol is a prescription medication commonly used in the treatment of conditions caused by high or low parathyroid levels. It works by maintaining blood calcium levels by promoting the absorption and use of calcium in the body. If your pet has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, parathyroid disorder, or an associated disease, your veterinarian may prescribe a medication such as calcitriol. Consult with your pet's veterinarian before administering this medication and follow their specific recommendations for use.
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet.
First, READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY. Give this medication at about the same time each day.
DO NOT give your pet more medicine than directed.
DO NOT give your pet medicine more often than prescribed.
DO NOT stop giving your pet Calcitriol unless directed by your veterinarian.
Plan ahead to ensure you have the refills you need Try not to miss giving any doses since symptoms may rapidly redevelop.
If your pet receives too much medication, the calcium levels in your pet's blood may get too high. If this occurs, your pet will exhibit the following symptoms: excessive urination, excessive thirst and diminished appetite. If this occurs, contact your veterinarian. If your pet's calcium levels are too low, your pet may develop muscle tremors, twitching, weakness, stiff movement, trouble coordinating muscle activity, changes in behavior, or seizures. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any of these side effects.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Tell your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements you are giving your pet. It's not uncommon for your veterinarian to prescribe two different medications, which may cause a drug interaction to occur. If this happens, your veterinarian may change the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely. Calcitriol may interact with: magnesium containing antacids, thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, phenytoin, barbiturates or primidone, verapamil, digoxin, mineral oil, sucralfate, cholestyramine, and colestipol. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
If you miss a dose, give it to your pet as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, then continue with the regular dosing schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store this medicine at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep this medicine away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.