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Vetmedin (Pimobendan) Chewable Tablets are used to treat congestive heart failure in dogs. As the first of a new class of heart treatments termed Inodilators, Vetmedin has been shown to significantly improve the clinical signs and extend life expectancy in dogs with congestive heart failure. 
Vetmedin is sold in bottles of 50 or in a two pack of 100 chewable tablets and is available in strengths of 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg.

What is Vetmedin?

Vetmedin is a chewable tablet prescribed for the treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs. It has been shown to significantly improve the clinical signs in and extend the life expectancy of dogs with canine heart disease.

Who is Vetmedin for?

Vetmedin is for dogs more than 6 months old suffering from canine heart disease.

Why use Vetmedin?

Vetmedin increases the ability of the heart to pump blood and reduces stress on the heart muscle. It is intended to increase life expectancy in dogs with heart failure.

How does Vetmedin work?

Vetmedin works through two complementary modes of action; it opens up the blood vessels taking blood to and away from the heart, which lowers the pressure on the heart and reduces the work it has to do to pump blood around your dog's body. At the same time, Vetmedin has a direct effect on the heart muscle, helping it beat stronger and pump blood more efficiently.


Boehringer Ingelheim

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How is Vetmedin sold?

Vetmedin Chewable Tablets are available in strengths of 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg. You can purchase in bottles of 50 or a two pack of 100 tablets.

What are the side effects of Vetmedin?

In most cases, diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, and lethargy spontaneously resolved with continued dosing.

What special precautions are there?

Do not give Vetmedin 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 or to pregnant or lactating animals.

What to do if overdose?

In case of Vetmedin overdose, contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.

How can I store Vetmedin?

Store at controlled room temperature 59-86°F (15-30°C).

Helpful Tips:

If your dog refuses to take medication, try hiding a Vetmedin tablet in a tasty treat or pill pocket.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.

Use as directed by your veterinarian. Vetmedin chewable tablets should be given to your dog on an empty stomach, twice a day - ideally in the morning and at night (about 12 hours apart). If necessary, Vetmedin can be hidden in a tasty treat.

Vetmedin is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and contains the active ingredient pimobendan.

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