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.
Sildenafil is used in dogs and cats with heart and/or lung problems that cause increased blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs. Sildenafil has been shown to improve energy, exercise tolerance, and overall quality of life in animals with pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension refers to abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that forces the right side of the heart to work harder than normal. Sildenafil causes the smooth muscle surrounding small blood vessels in the lungs to relax, decreasing the work load on the heart.
Give this medication to your pet exactly as your veterinarian prescribes. If you miss giving your pet a dose of sildenafil, give the next dose as soon as you remember or, if it is close to the next scheduled dose, return to the regular schedule. Do not double dose to catch up. Wash your hands after giving your pet this medication.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children. This drug should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed. Do not give this medication to a person. Sildenafil should not be used in pets that are experiencing low blood pressure, shock, blood or fluid loss, or certain heart or lung problems that will not be improved by this medication.
Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. This drug should only be given to the animal for which it was prescribed. Do not give this medication to a person. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Sildenafil should not be used in animals that are experiencing low blood pressure, shock, blood or fluid loss, or certain heart or lung problems that will not be improved by this drug. This drug is approved for use in human medicine. Although there are other similar drugs available on the human market, sildenafil has been the most studied in veterinary medicine. Like many other drugs in veterinary medicine, this drug is not FDA approved for use in animals and is not available from a veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturer. Instead, it is compounded by a specialty pharmacy.
Please discuss this medication with your Veterinarian and follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for you pet.
Discuss all medications, vitamins, and OTC drugs that your pet will be taking while on this prescription drug.
Be sure to discuss any side effects with your veterinarian immediately.
Reported side effects in dogs: gastrointestinal upset and reddening or flushing of the skin. Side effects in humans include headache, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, prolonged erection and dizziness.
Be sure to review with your veterinarian any medications or supplements your pet may be receiving. Sildenafil should not be used with any drugs that may cause low blood pressure. These include drugs such as: nitrates, nitroprusside sodium, alpha-adrenergic blockers phentolamine, phenoxybenzamine, phenothiazines, amlodipine, or any other hypotensive drugs. The following drugs may interact with sildenafil: cimetidine, erythromycin, clarithromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, phenobarbital, and rifampin.
Different strengths or dosage forms of sildenafil may have different storage requirements. Read the label or ask your pharmacist for the storage requirements of the prescription you receive.