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.
Digoxin is a cardiac glycoside. When the heart loses its ability to contract effectively, Digoxin is used to stimulate the heart's contractions. Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and irregular heartbeats. Digoxin increases the availability of calcium to the heart muscle, thus making the heart pump blood more efficiently.
Digoxin treats congestive heart failure by causing an increase in the heart muscle contractility. Digoxin also reduces heart rate and pressure in the veins to combat conditions associated with congestive heart failure.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Digoxin should be given with lots of water. Digoxin should be given to your pet at the same times every day. Periodic blood tests may be necessary during treatment with digoxin to monitor the amount of medication in the pets body. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Store digoxin at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Tip: Because the difference between the treatment dose and the dose that causes side effects is small, do not adjust medication without contacting the veterinarian.
|Digoxin Dosage for Cats|
|All weights||The usual dose for cats is 0.0015-0.002 mg/lb of pet's body weight every 12 hours, on an empty stomach. Digoxin should be given with lots of water. Digoxin should be given to your pet at the same times every day.|
|Digoxin Dosage for Dogs|
|All weights||The usual dose for dogs is 0.0025-0.005mg/lb of pet's body weight every 12 hours, on an empty stomach. Digoxin should be given with lots of water. Digoxin should be given to your pet at the same times every day.|
Because the difference between the treatment dose and the dose that causes side effects is small, do not adjust the medication without contacting your veterinarian. Contact your veterinarian if your pet shows decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, changes in urination, or weakness while being treated with digoxin.
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving digoxin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), headache, fainting or extreme drowsiness or dizziness, irregular heartbeat, slow heartbeat, abnormally fast heartbeat, hallucinations or abnormal behavior. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving digoxin and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences decrease appetite and diarrhea, unusual tiredness or weakness, nausea or vomiting, dizziness or drowsiness. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Do not use this medication if allergic to ACE inhibitors. Pets with low blood sodium levels should take Benazepril with caution. Pets with lupus or other blood dyscrasias should not take this medication. Always speak with a veterinarian before starting any new treatment.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats
Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.