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.
Ursodiol is a prescription medication that contains the naturally occurring bile acid ursodeoxycholic acid. It works by dissolving cholesterol and preventing the production of cholesterol in the liver to decrease the formation of gallstones. Ursodiol also helps reduce excess levels of bile acids that may be harmful to the liver.
Ursodiol is an oral medication containing bile acid that treats liver and gallbladder disease, and prevents and dissolves gallstones. It is also used in the treatment of chronic liver problems. Ursodiol can restore healthy liver function in cats and dogs by promoting regeneration of healthy liver tissue.
Ursodiol for dogs and cats restores healthy liver function through improving the flow of bile into the gallbladder and improving the flow of bile from the gallbladder into the intestine. It also reduces the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver as well as cholesterol absorbed from food, which helps dissolve and prevent gallstones. In addition, Ursodiol prevents the build-up of toxic bile acids.
Tip: Make sure your pet has plenty of water available.
|Ursodiol Dosage for Cats|
|All weights||The usual dose is 5-7 mg/lb (10-15 mg/kg) by mouth once daily. Exact dosage is determined by your veterinarian.|
|Ursodiol Dosage for Dogs|
|All weights||The usual dose is 2.5-7 mg/lb (5-15 mg/kg) by mouth twice daily. Exact dosage is determined by your veterinarian.|
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has any medical conditions or is pregnant or lactating. Consult with your veterinarian before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications to your pet.
Ursodiol should not be used in animals allergic to it or other bile acid like drugs. Do not use this product in rabbits, guinea pigs, or other similar animals. Use with caution in animals with pancreatitis, bile duct obstruction, or inflammation of the gallbladder or bile ducts. Do not give this medication with aluminum containing antacids. Do not give with acetaminophen. The safety of ursodiol in pregnant or lactating animals has not been determined in all animal species. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.
Possible side effects of Ursodiol can include nausea, upset stomach, or diarrhea. Stop giving Ursodiol to your pet and seek emergency veterinary treatment if your pet experiences an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the lips, tongue or face.
Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.