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.
SwineMate is a solution used to synchronization estrus in sexually mature gilts that have had at least one estrous cycle to achieve prolonged gestation for 2-3 days, synchronized farrowing and postponement of post-weaning estrus. Provides predictable breeding timetable. Encourages standing heat 4-9 days after completing the treatment.
SwineMate contains the active ingredient, altrenogest, which produces a progestational effect in mares.
While wearing protective gloves, remove shipping cap and seal; replace with enclosed plastic dispensing cap. Remove cover from bottle dispensing tip and connect luer lock syringe (without needle). Draw out appropriate volume of SwineMate solution. (Note: Do not remove syringe while bottle is inverted as spillage may result.) Detach syringe and replace cover on bottle dispensing tip to prevent leakage. Administer 6.8 mL (15 mg altrenogest) per gilt once daily for 14 consecutive days. Treat gilts on an individual animal basis by top-dressing SwineMate on a por-tion of each gilt’s daily feed allowance. To produce the desired synchronization of estrus in a group of gilts, treat all of the gilts daily for the same 14-day period.
Excessive use of a syringe may cause the syringe to stick; therefore, replace syringe as necessary.
Federal law prohibits extra-label use of this drug to enhance food and/or fiber production in animals.
Do Not Use: In gilts having a previous or current history of uterine inflammation (i.e., acute, subacute or chronic endometritis).
User/Handler Safety: Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children
Avoid skin contact. Wear vinyl, neoprene or nitrile protective gloves when handling this product. DO NOT USE LATEX GLOVES. Pregnant women or women who suspect they are pregnant should not handle SwineMate (altrenogest) Solution 0.22%. Women of childbearing age should exerciseextreme caution when handling this product. Accidental absorption could lead to a disruption of the menstrual cycle or prolongation of pregnancy. Wash off accidental spillage on the skin immediately with soap and water.
Altrenogest is readily absorbed from contact with the skin. In addition, this oil-based product can penetrate porous gloves. Altrenogest should not penetrate intact vinyl, neoprene or nitrile protective gloves; however, if there is leakage (i.e., pinhole, spillage, etc.) the contaminatedarea covered by such occlusive materials may have increased absorption. DO NOT USE LATEX GLOVES.
Skin Exposure: Wash immediately with soap and water.
Eye Exposure: Immediately flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
If Swallowed: Do not induce vomiting. SwineMate (altrenogest) Solution 0.22% contains an oil. Call a physician. Vomiting should be supervised by a physician because of possible pulmonary damage via aspiration of the oil base. If possible, bring the container and labeling to the physician.
There has been no human use of this specific product. The information contained in this section is extrapolated from data available on other products of the same pharmacological class that have been used in humans. Effects anticipated are due to the progestational activity of altrenogest. Acute effects after a single exposure are possible;however, continued daily exposure has the potential for more untoward effects such as disruption of the menstrual cycle, uterine or abdominal cramping, increased or decreased uterine bleeding, prolongation of pregnancy and headaches. The oil base may also cause complications if swallowed. In addition, the list of people who should not handle this product is based upon the known effects of progestins used in humans on a chronic basis.
Gilts must not be slaughtered for human consumption for 21 days after the last treatment.
Place empty drug containers and used syringes, protective gloves or other articles that come in contact with this product in a leak-resistant container for disposal in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local regulations.
Underfeeding of SwineMate may lead to the occurrence of cystic follicles.
A small percentage (less than 5%) of treated gilts may exhibit estrus (standing heat) during the 14-day treatment period. Gilts nearing estrus at the start of the 14-day treatment period may express estrus early in that period.
Store at or below room temperature, 77° F (25° C). Close tightly.
Many things might affect how well this drug will work in your animal. Be sure to discuss the following with your veterinarian so together you can make the best treatment decisions.
The manufacturer of SwineMate recommends that certain people must not handle this product:
If you, or others that may handle this product, fit any of these categories, discuss with your veterinarian whether this drug can be safely used or if other treatments may be better.