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.
Theophylline ER (Extended-release) is a bronchodilator used to open air passages in the lungs. It relaxes muscles in the lungs and chest. Theophylline is used in the treatment of heart failure, asthma, bronchitis, and pulmonary edema. Theophylline ER may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.
Theophylline ER opens air passages in the lungs by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest.
Theophylline extended-release tablets are indicated for the treatment of the symptoms and reversible airflow obstruction associated with chronic asthma and other chronic lung diseases, e.g., emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Tip: Theophylline ER tablets should not be crushed, chewed, or broken unless told to do so by your veterinarian. The tablet should be swallowed whole so that the medication is released slowly. Breaking the tablet may cause too much of the medication to be released at one time. Give theophylline on an empty stomach, 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
|Theophylline ER Dosage for Cats|
|All weights||The usual dose for cats is 2 mg/lb of pet's body weight by mouth every 8-12 hours. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink|
|Theophylline ER Dosage for Cats|
|All weights||The usual dose for dogs is 4.5 to 6.8 mg/lb of pet's body weight by mouth every 12 hours. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink|
The medication is best given on an empty stomach. Theophylline should not be given to pregnant or nursing animals. Theophylline ER tablets are scored and may be broken in half. These tablets should not be chewed or crushed.
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Theophylline ER and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue, face, or hives. Stop giving theophylline and call your veterinarian at once if any of the following side effects occur: seizures, severe nausea and vomiting, and restlessness, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, urinating more than normal. Other less serious side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences mild nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, restlessness, insomnia, headache, or dizziness. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.
Theophylline should not be used in patients allergic to this class of medication. Do not use in pregnant or lactating animals. Theophylline should be used with caution in patients with severe heart disease, liver or kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, hypertension or stomach ulcers. Certain medications such as phenobarbital and phenytoin may decrease the effect of theophylline. Certain medications such as cimetidine, erythromycin, levothyroxine and quinolone antibiotics such as Baytril may cause an increase in the effect of theophylline. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store this medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture.