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.
Loperamide is used to help manage diarrhea in dogs. It helps stop diarrhea by slowing down motility (movement) in the intestines. Loperamide has also been used to treat acute colitis and malabsorption/maldigestion.
Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY. If the medicine is a liquid, shake well before using and measure the dose with reasonable care. Try to give this medication at about the same time each day. DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and do not give more often than directed. Try not to miss giving any doses.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.
Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
There are few reported side effects with this medication. The following side effects have been reported: vomiting, soft stools, bloody diarrhea, weight loss. If given long term, this medication may lead to constipation. Dogs that have a mutation in the multi-drug resistance gene (MDR gene), may lack p-glycoprotein in the blood-brain barrier. with these animals, loperamide may cause profound sedation. Susceptible breeds include: Collie, Australian shepherds, Old English sheepdogs, longhaired Whippets and Shetland sheepdogs. Contact your veterinarian if the diarrhea persists. Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.