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Chewable Tablets for Dogs 1,25/5 mg 50 tablets

Chewable Tablets for Dogs 1,25/5 mg 50 tablets

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Active ingredient: Pimobendan
1 capsule of Vetmedin® contains 1.25 mg/ 5mg

Dosage form of release: in capsules and tablets.

Application area:
Vetmedin is a veterinary drug that acts on the cardiovascular system. It is used in the treatment of heart failure in dogs caused by dilated cardiomyopathy or valvular insufficiency (mitral and/or tricuspid valve regurgitation) with characteristic symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance or ascites.

What are the contraindications?
Vetmedin® should not be used in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and diseases in which an increase in cardiac output cannot be achieved for functional or anatomical reasons (for example, aortic stenosis). Since Vetmedin® is excreted from the body mainly through the liver, this drug should not be used in dogs with severe liver failure.

The drug is not used in productive animals.

Precautionary measures:
in dogs with diabetes mellitus during treatment, it is necessary to regularly monitor blood glucose levels.

Interaction with other means.
In pharmacological studies, it was not possible to establish any interaction between the cardiac glycoside strophanthin and pimobendan. Pimobendan-induced contractility fraction elevation is attenuated by calcium antagonists such as verapamil and beta-blockers such as propranolol.


How and in what doses to use Vetmedin? 5mg
Before starting treatment, it is necessary to determine the exact body weight of the animal to ensure proper dosing.

Dosage from 0.2 mg to 0.6 mg of pimobendan per 1 kg of body weight should be followed, divided into two doses per day.

The recommended daily dose is 0.5 mg of pimobendan per 1 kg of body weight, divided into two doses.

One chewable tablet (5 mg) in the morning and one chewable tablet (5 mg) in the evening for body weight from 20 kg to 40 kg.

*Kilograms to a Pounds conversion table

Kilograms (kg) Pounds (lb) Pounds+Ounces
0.1 kg 0.220 lb 0 lb 3.527 oz
1 kg 2.205 lb 2 lb 3.274 oz
5 kg 11.023 lb 11 lb 0.370 oz
10 kg 22.046 lb 22 lb 0.740 oz

How and in what doses to use Vetmedin? 1,25mg
The dosage is 0.5 mg of the active substance per 1 kg of body weight, the daily dose is divided into 2 doses. This corresponds to 1 capsule of Vetmedin® 1.25 mg in the morning and 1 capsule of Vetmedin® 1.25 mg in the evening per 5 kg of body weight. The breadth of the therapeutic dosage ranges from 0.2 mg to 0.6 mg per 1 kg of body weight, divided into 2 doses per day, daily. Vetmedin® must be given by mouth. Giving Vetmedin® should take place approximately one hour before feeding. Vetmedin® can also be given in combination with a diuretic such as furosemide. In the case of decompensated heart failure, lifelong long-term therapy with Vetmedin® is recommended. The maintenance dose should be selected individually depending on the severity of the disease.

In case of overdose, symptomatic treatment is performed.

What side effects can occur?
In rare cases, there is a slight positive chronotropic effect (increased heart rate), as well as vomiting. These effects are dose dependent and may be prevented by dose reduction. If you notice any side effects in your animal that are not listed in this leaflet, tell {them} to your veterinarian or pharmacy staff.

Terms and conditions of storage:
Store at a temperature not exceeding 25 °C. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the package.

Attention! You should consult your doctor before using Vetmedin. These instructions for use are provided in free translation and are intended for informational purposes only. For more information, please refer to the manufacturer's annotation.

Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH, Germany