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.
Glipizide is used to treat type II diabetes in cats along with diet, exercise, and insulin therapy if necessary. Glipizide requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Glipizide is an oral blood-glucose-lowering drug in a class called sulfonylureas. It acts by causing the pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar.
Glipizide is an oral blood-glucose-lowering drug in a class called sulfonylureas. It acts by causing the pancreas to release insulin, which helps to lower blood sugar.
Glipizide tablets are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Tip: Glipizide may cause blood sugar levels to be too low. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may include headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, fast heart beat, sweating, tremor and nausea. Treat hypoglycemia in cats by applying teaspoon of Karo Syrup to the cat's gums. Routine blood tests, urinalysis, and kidney function tests may be needed.
|Glipizide Dosage for Cats|
|All weights||2.5 mg to 5mg per cat by mouth twice a day with food.|
|Glipizide Dosage for Dogs|
|Do not use!|
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease, thyroid disease, a serious infection, illness or injury, or if your pet needs surgery. Also tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Side effects include vomiting, loss of appetite, and jaundice. Hypoglycemia may occur.
Some possible side effects may include vomiting, sudden lowering of the blood sugar, weakness, wobbling, inability to stand, extreme hunger, shivering, lethargy, shaking, seizures, or coma. If you see these signs contact your veterinarian immediately. May cause toxic effects in the liver. Signs would include vomiting, depression, loss of appetite, and jaundice (yellowing of thegums, skin, or eyes). Contact your veterinarian immediately if you see these signs. Uncommon side effects include suppression of the bone marrow. This may lead to anemia, with pale gums, weakness, and lethargy; bruising or bleeding tendencies; and decreased white blood cell counts, which may cause the animal to be more at risk of infections. If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you notice any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Not for use in animals allergic to glipizide or sulfa drugs. Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals . Do not use in animals with untreated diseases of the adrenal or pituitary glands or those with liver, kidney, or thyroid disease. Glipizide is not effective in treating cats with complications of diabetes such as diabetic coma, acidosis, ketosis, or insulin resistance. Contact your veterinarian if you notice an increase in drinking or urinating.
Always inform your veterinarian of what medications your pet is currently taking before administering a new medication.