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.
Zonisamide is a capsule that treats seizures in dogs or cats caused by epilepsy or other seizure-inducing disorders. It can be prescribed as a lone therapy as well as with other medications to control seizures.
The exact action in which Zonisamide for dogs and cats affects the body is unknown. However, Zonisamide is believed to block sodium channels in the brain, reducing nerve cell activity ensuring they don't fire irregularly. Zonisamide Capsules can also alter the calcium levels in the brain.
Zonisamide is indicated as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy.
Tip: Be sure to administer the complete prescription unless told otherwise by your veterinarian to prevent relapse or the development of resistance to Zonisamide. Also, make sure your pet has enough water available when taking Zonisamide.
|Zonisamide Capsules Dosage for Cats|
|All weights||Zonisamide is started at 2.5 mg/lb (5 mg/kg) twice daily. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the correct dosage.|
|Zonisamide Capsules Dosage for Dogs|
|All weights||Zonisamide is started at 2.5-5 mg/lb (5-10 mg/kg) twice daily. Consult with your veterinarian to determine the correct dosage.|
Don't give to pets who are allergic to similar medication or to sulfa drugs (sulfonamides). Additionally, consult with your veterinarian if your pet has liver or kidney disease. Do not give to breeding, pregnant or lactating pets. Keep Zonisamide out of the reach of children.
Do not give Zonisamide to animals who are allergic to similar medications or to sulfonamides. If your pet has liver or kidney disease, use this medication with caution only as directed by your vet and only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Do not use in pregnant females as birth defects can occur in fetuses exposed to this medication.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.
Please contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any of the following reactions: drowsiness, incoordination, excitability and loss of appetite. Other side effects are possible. Your pet may also have an allergic reaction if he is hypersensitive to Zonisamide.
Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F, protected from light and in a dry place.