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.
Desmopressin is a synthetic vasopressin drug prescribed by veterinarians for the treatment of central diabetes insipidus in cats and dogs. It is also included in therapy techniques used to treat Von Willebrand's Disease in dogs.
Desmopressin is a hormone (chemical) produced by the body. It acts on the kidneys to reduce the flow of urine.
Desmopressin is indicated to treat nighttime bedwetting. It is also used to manage temporarily increased thirst and urination caused by head injury or certain types of brain surgery, or to manage certain types of diabetes (cranial diabetes insipidus).
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet. If you miss giving your pet a dose of desmopressin acetate, give the next dose as soon as you remember or, if it is close to the next scheduled dose, return to the regular schedule. Do not double dose to catch up.
Desmopressin acetate is usually given as an eye drop. Your veterinarian may give it by intravenous injection or by injection under the skin. It can not be given by mouth.
When desmopressin acetate is used to treat central diabetes insipidus, it is generally given once or twice a day in the conjunctiva (lower eyelid sac).
Wash your hands after giving your pet this medication.
Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Desmopressin acetate is a prescription drug and should be used according to your veterinarianís directions. It should only be given to the animal for which it was prescribed. Do not give this medication to a person.
Desmopressin acetate should not be used in animals that are prone to forming blood clots. This includes most animals with underlying heart disease.
Desmopressin acetate has not been studied in pregnant dogs or cats. Large doses have been given to pregnant laboratory animals without apparent harm to the fetus. It should only be used if the benefits outweigh the potential risk.
Be sure to discuss any side effects with your veterinarian immediately.
Desmopressin acetate can cause irritation to the eye or conjunctiva.
Too much desmopressin acetate will cause swelling and water retention. At the beginning of treatment you may need to work with your veterinarian to arrive at the appropriate dose for your pet.
Be sure to review with your veterinarian any medications or supplements your pet may be receiving.
The following drugs may increase the effects of desmopressin acetate: fludrocortisone, chlorproamide and urea.
Different strengths or dosage forms of desmopressin acetate may have different storage requirements. Read the labeling or ask your pharmacist for the storage requirements of the prescription you receive.