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.
Lactulose is a liquid medication prescribed to soften stools and manage the uncomfortable symptoms of constipation. It can also be used to help support animals who suffer from liver problems. Because it comes in a liquid form, it's easy to administer simply add it to regular meals or give directly.
Lactulose is a disaccharide sugar composed of galactose and fructose. Unlike other sugars, its not absorbed into the blood. It passes unchanged to the large intestine. In the large intestine, lactulose is broken down by bacteria, resulting in the production of various acids. These acids draw water into the colon, softening the stool and increasing the volume, resulting in a laxative effect.
For the treatment of constipation. In patients with a history of chronic constipation, lactulose solutiontherapy increases the number of bowel movements per day and the number of days on which bowel movements occur.
|Active Ingredients (per 15 mL)||Amount|
|Lactose||Less than 1.6 g|
|Other Sugars||Less than 1.2 g|
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Lactulose may be mixed with fruit juice, water, or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of lactulose are seen. Lactulose may darken slightly in color. This change is harmless. However, if lactulose becomes very dark or uneven in consistency do not use the product. Store lactulose at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Tip: Lactulose may be mixed with water or milk to improve the taste. It may take 24 to 48 hours before the effects of Lactulose are seen. Notify your veterinarian if your pet develops excessive diarrhea.
|Dogs/Cats:||All Weights||The usual does is 1 ml for every 2 lbs of pet's body weight every 8 hours to start, or as directed by your veterinarian, then use as needed|
Side effects of lactulose include symptoms of flatulence, bloated stomach, and cramping. Diarrhea and dehydration are symptoms of overdose. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is diabetic, or pregnant or lactating.
This medication should not be used in pets who are hypersensitive to Lactulose. Lactulose may also alter insulin requirements in diabetic pets.
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.
Diarrhea, loss of appetite, flatulence (increased gas), and cramping have been reported. Gastrointestinal side effects can subside with time. Other side effects may occur. An allergic reaction to Lactulose is possible. Your pet may experience swelling, listlessness, and shock if this occurs. If your pet appears sick in any way after receiving Lactulose, contact your veterinarian immediately. Let your veterinarian know if your pet produces less than 2-3 soft stools per day.