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.
Lantus Insulin (insulin glargine injection) is an injectable, long-acting insulin for treating diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Lantus Insulin controls blood glucose levels to help alleviate the symptoms of diabetes. It is used with U-100 insulin syringes only (sold separately). Lantus Insulin requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Diabetes mellitus results when your pet's pancreas does not produce adequate insulin, or when the insulin that is produced is not effective. Lantus Insulin is an insulin glargine injection that offers long-acting control of hyperglycemia in pets with diabetes mellitus. When injected, Lantus Insulin forms a micropreciptate in the subcutaneous space (below the skin), which allows for prolonged absorption.
LANTUS is indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
LANTUS is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Tip: Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under veterinary supervision.
|Lantus Insulin Dosage for Cats and Dogs|
|All weights||Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.|
USE WITH U-100 INSULIN SYRINGES ONLY. Lantus Insulin requires refrigeration until opened (in-use). Overnight shipping is required and additional shipping charges are applicable. Rarely, allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the lips, tongue, or face can occur. Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences an allergic reaction, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hypersensitivity, or hypokalemia. Never share a syringe between pets, as infections can be passed. Do not use with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) medication.
Do not inject insulin at the same site day after day or lipodystrophic reactions can occur. Do not change the pet's food, feeding schedule, or exercise schedule once regulated for that food and schedule. Do not use any insulin that has been frozen or exposed to direct heat or light. Make sure you are always using the appropriate type of syringe for the type of insulin you have.
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.
Adverse reactions commonly associated with Lantus include hypoglycemia, allergic reactions, injection site reactions, lipodystrophy, pruritus, rash, edema and weight gain.
Unopened Lantus Insulin vials should be stored in a refrigerator, 36°-46°F (2°-8°C). Do not freeze. Discard vial if frozen. Discard after the expiration date.