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What is Vivitonin?
Vivitonin tablets for dogs contain the xanthine derivative propentofylline as an active ingredient. Vivitonin is classified as a prescription-only medicine or POM-V and as such, can only be prescribed by a qualified veterinary surgeon. Online pet pharmacies like ourselves are only allowed to dispense prescription only medicines upon receipt of a valid prescription, written by your vet. This is to ensure that the medicine is used correctly and to safeguard the health and welfare of your pet.
How does Vivitonin work?
Vivitonin increases blood flow within the heart and skeletal muscle. Vivitonin tablets for dogs also increase blood flow to the brain and in doing so, increase the amount of oxygen being supplied. Vivitonin tablets are able to increase the heart rate and also the force of contraction of the heart muscle.
There is also evidence that Vivitonin may reduce the occurrence of abnormal heart rhythms (also know as arrhythmias) in dogs that have sustained damage to the heart muscle.
Vivitonin can also cause dilation of the airways that supply oxygen to the lungs (acting as a bronchodilator). In doing so, the level of oxygen within the blood stream increases and animals often are more interested in exercise and are able to exercise for longer. Vivitonin is able to inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce the formation of blood clots or thrombi that in some situations can be extremely harmful.
What is Vivitonin used for?
Vivitonin is most frequently used in older dogs that have shown a reduction in their willingness to exercise. Often dogs that have become dull and listless with a poor demeanor will show a marked improvement following dosing with Vivitonin. Often, exercise levels will increase markedly, both in terms of a general willingness to exercise and an overall improvement in exercise tolerance.
Vivitonin is also occasionally used by vets and veterinary cardiologists for the treatment of heart disease, in particular, for the treatment of an abnormal heart rhythm and in situations where improved blood circulation is desirable. In these circumstances, vivitonin may well be given alongside other medications used to control the symptoms of heart failure. It is important that you seek veterinary advice should your pet show signs of reduced exercise tolerance and lethargy. There are a number of possible causes of these symptoms and your vet will be able to guide you toward the most effective treatment.
How is Vivitonin administered?
Vivitonin is available in tablet form and is administered orally.
Vivitonin is available as: Vivitonin 50mg tablets and Vivitonin 100mg tablets
A Veterinary Prescription is Required for Vivitonin
Vivitonin is used for the improvement in dullness lethargy and overall demeanour in dogs. Vivitonin is particularly useful in older dogs where it may increase willingness to exercise and exercise tolerance. VET PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED
Cardisure is used for improvement in dullness lethargy and overall demeanour in dogs. Vivitonin is particularly useful in older dogs where it may increase willingness to exercise and exercise tolerance. VET PRESCRIPTION REQUIRED