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Vetmedin (Pimobendan)

Vetmedin (Pimobendan) Chewable Tablets for Dogs

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Description

Vetmedin is used to manage certain types of congestive heart failure. It differs from other commonly used heart drugs because it helps the heart pump more efficiently.

Indications

Vetmedin (pimobendan) is indicated for the management of the signs of mild, moderate, or severe (modified NYHA Class II, III, or IV) congestive heart failure in dogs due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency (AVVI) or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Vetmedin is indicated for use with concurrent therapy for congestive heart failure (e.g., furosemide, etc.) as appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

Key Benefits

  • Helps dogs suffering from congestive heart disease
  • Shown to increase quality and length of life in dogs
  • Increases the ability of the heart to pump blood
  • Comes in delicious beef-flavored chewable tablets

How It Works

Vetmedin opens up the blood vessels that take blood away from the heart, effectively reducing work the heart does to pump blood. At the same time, Vetmedin opens up the blood vessels returning blood to the heart, reducing pressure on the heart.

Precautions

The safety of Vetmedin has not been established in dogs with asymptomatic heart disease or in heart failure caused by etiologies other than AVVI or DCM. The safe use of Vetmedin has not been evaluated in dogs younger than 6 months of age, dogs with congenital heart defects, dogs with diabetes mellitus or other serious metabolic diseases, dogs used for breeding, or pregnant or lactating bitches.


NDC 0010-4480-01 (1.25 mg / 50 tablets)

NDC 0010-4481-01 (2.5 mg / 50 tablets)

NDC 0010-4482-01 (5 mg / 50 tablets)

NDC 0010-4479-01 (10 mg / 50 tablets)


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Orders placed today will be shipped once inventory is received

TRY COMPOUNDED PIMOBENDAN.

Ingredients

Active Ingredient

Pimobendan

Directions

View Vetmedin product label

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand these directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.

Dosage and Administration

Vetmedin should be administered orally at a total daily dose of 0.23 mg/lb (0.5 mg/kg) body weight, using a suitable combination of whole or half tablets. The total daily dose should be divided into 2 portions that are not necessarily equal, and the portions should be administered approximately 12 hours apart (i.e., morning and evening). The tablets are scored and the calculated dosage should be provided to the nearest half tablet increment.

Quick Tips

  • Vetmedin is a prescription medication used in dogs to increase the ability of the heart to pump blood.
  • Vetmedin is used for the management of mild, moderate, or severe congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valvular insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy.

Dosage Table

PetDosage
Dogs over 6 months 0.23 mg / pound of body weight then divided into 2 portions to be given 12 hours apart. The portion to be given should be to the nearest ½ tablet increment

Storage Directions

Store at 20° - 25°C (68° - 77°F), excursions permitted between 15° and 30°C(between 59° and 86°F). Keep away from moisture and light.

Palatability

In a laboratory study, the palatability of Vetmedin was evaluated in 20 adult female Beagle dogs offered doses twice daily for 14 days. Ninety percent (18 of 20 dogs) voluntarily consumed more than 70% of the 28 tablets offered. Including two dogs that consumed only 4 and 7% of the tablets offered, the average voluntary consumption was 84.2%.

Contraindications

Vetmedin should not be given in cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other clinical condition where an augmentation of cardiac output is inappropriate for functional or anatomical reasons.

Warnings

Only for use in dogs with clinical evidence of heart failure. At 3 and 5 times the recommended dosage, administered over a 6-month period of time, pimobendan caused an exaggerated hemodynamic response in the normal dog heart, which was associated with cardiac pathology

Human Warnings

Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of reach of children. Consult a physician in case of accidental ingestion by humans.

Possible Side Effects

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Vetmedin and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips, tongue or face; hives), scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, coma.

Continue giving Vetmedin and contact your veterinarian if your dog develops; poor appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your dog.

FAQ

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of Vetmedin overdose that may occur include; loss of appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea, labored breathing, weakness, incoordination, fainting, accumulation of fluid in the lungs or abdomen, and cough.
Vetmedin is not for use in humans. Do not give this medication if your dog is allergic to it. Do not give to animals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis, or any other condition where an increase in cardiac output is not recommended. Do not give this medication to dogs less than 6 months of age. Do not give this medication to pregnant or lactating animals.
Tell your veterinarian if your dog is also being given verapamil (Isoptin, Calan, Verelan), propranolol (Inderal), theophylline (Theo-Dur), and pentoxiphylline (Trental). Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines, including vitamins and minerals.
Tell your veterinarian if your dog has any congenital heart defects, diabetes, or other serious metabolic diseases. Tell your veterinarian if your dog is pregnant or lactating.

Reviews

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99% Recommend this product (80 of 81 responses)
By rosebd8
Wexford, PA
Working great
August 12, 2020
It seems to be helping to keep her heart condition stable
ProsShe pesters us for her "treat" if we are late
By KH
Chicago, Il
Great Price
July 9, 2020
Saved a lot of money compared to the vetís price!
By Shannon A.
CA
Cheaper than the vet
July 2, 2020
Same medicine that you get from your vet, but a lot cheaper.
By Charlie's m.
Milford, MI
best pricing
June 27, 2020
This store sells this medication at the best price and they always have a coupon to use + Rakuten points too! My vet charges about $12 more ($93). Last time I used a 15% coupon and got Rakuten credit so my total was $67. Best deal!!
Merchant Response:We aim to give the best prices anywhere. Thanks!
By Otto
Montrose, NY
Good Price
June 25, 2020
Item was backordered but was delivered by the promised date.
By Nancy
Wisconsin
Good Price
June 14, 2020
This is the same med I got from my vet and it was 20 dollars cheaper with the discount I got Hopefully I can order for the same low price as the first time
By CHDriver
Atlanta, GA
Best Price
June 4, 2020
Took a little longer than I thought to get to us. Waiting to see if medication provides the desired effect. Best price anywhere.
Merchant Response:Our order processing and shipping is getting better as we are upgrading our software to handle our increased order volume. Take care!
ProsPrice
By Heather
Kansas
Thrilled!
May 11, 2020
A noticeable difference within days! So pleased with this drug! (And my kiddo LOVES the chewable! No problem administering the meds!)
By Jackie
Lancaster, Pa
Great service.
April 26, 2020
Very pleased with all transactions with Entirely Pets. Prompt and capable service.
By donna
holiday, fl
Vetmedin is a great product
April 25, 2020
Great service from the company. Prices are the best. Delivery is great even with covid 19 crisis. I have been ordering from this company and will to do so.
By Lyvonne
Florida
Entirely Pets Vetmedin Review
April 13, 2020
My vet prescribed Vetmedin for our dog last fall and we were buying it directly from the vet's
office. I discovered Entirely Pets had the same medication at a good cost savings for us.
I ordered the item, Entirely Pets contacted my vet and the order was processed and received
in a timely manner. This was my first order; based on it, I recommend Entirely Pets Pharmacy
as a good source.
By Eman D.
OH
My dog has been using Vetmedin for over a year and it has helped a lot with her cardiac condition.
March 24, 2020
Excellent medication for pet heart failure.
By Lori
Illinois
Great price
March 14, 2020
Great price! Prompt delivery!
By Caroline B.
Texas
Terrifc service
March 12, 2020
Incredibly easy to order through this site and the delivery time was very fast. Great follow-up to ensure item delivery and satisfaction. Prices are among the lowest for this particular medication. I just set-up auto delivery .. very pleased with this pharmacy.
By Stephanie
North Carolina
Convenient and Fast!
March 8, 2020
So thankful I can purchase my dog's medicine here and have it shipped quickly. Entirely Pets contacted our Vet and the process was swift! Thank you!!
By Lynn
Sunbury Oh
Sudden development of congested heart failure
March 1, 2020
Our 10 year old Weimaraner developed a nasty cough. Took her to Vet ED and was diagnosed with severe Congested Heart Failure. This was caused by bad mitral valve, heart enlargement. The hospital reversed her acute illness and she now takes several meds daily, including Vetmedin. She is doing so much better, no cough, plenty of energy, tolerating med well.
ProsSpecific heart med for dogs. Well tolerated and is helping.
ConsNeed to be responsible and order it, cost. Give it as ordered. Some people wouldn?t be able to do this.
By Beverly V.
TN
Great Experience
February 23, 2020
Quick shipping. Item as described. Will use again to order my pets meds.
By Westie m.
Palm springs Ca.
Vetmedin
February 19, 2020
My westie has been on this 6 months and I find it quite pricy. This pet med web site sells it close to Sams club price. There is a generic and I do not understand why no pharmacies can stock it.
By Sharon R.
3005 OLD ALICE RD
Vetmedin
February 14, 2020
Just what I ordered.
By Wendy
Tucson
Timely service
February 13, 2020
I was impressed with how quickly they got approval from my vet for the prescription and shipped it to me.
By Irene B.
Lumberton New Jersey
Excellent prices
February 4, 2020
This is the best price for vetmedin that I have ever found!
ProsGreat people to deal with
By Judy G.
FL
So glad they had this
January 31, 2020
My dog has CHF, and has been on this pill for a while. I have been having a hard time finding it and of course the Vet office sells it for double the price. I was so happy that Entirely Pets had this in stock...with a great price..
Thank You
By Tonya
New York
Great
January 26, 2020
Iíll order again!
By Keri
Sylvania,Ohio
Great item
January 12, 2020
Easy to buy
ProsProcess was easy
ConsProcess to buy was easy - just wished someone from the company reached out to me when they could not get ahold of my vet. I entered my information wrong and no one notified me it was wrong. Other than that it’s a good place to buy meds
By Kashi's m.
Pittsburgh
Vetmedin
December 22, 2019
Arrived in a timely manner and was a decent price.
By CJ
New Hampshire
Wonder drug
December 13, 2019
Has made such a difference in our dogs health and vitality. A Cavalier King Charles spaniel.
By Margaret W.
FL
Great Price, quick delivery
December 12, 2019
My dog has been on this medication for two years, so I'm always looking for the best price. They had the best offer and delivered the medication quickly. Ordering was easy. Will use again.
By Judy
Michigan
Keeping Teddy alive
November 17, 2019
Great product...keeping those dogs with heart issues alive and well.
By Danielle
Louisville, OH
Saved my dog's life
October 21, 2019
Wonderful heart medication that improves the quality of your dog's life. High cost but worth it.
ProsPills easy to half for smaller dogs Works wonders GREAT PRICING vs other online stores / vets
ConsTablets are rather large High Demand occasionally can go out of stock No alternative medications
By Bob
Spokane
Vetmedin
October 12, 2019
My vet says it has already helped my dogs heart murmur.