Vetmedin may only be supplied with a valid veterinary prescription issued by your vet. You should only purchase Vetmedin Tablets if you have or are in the process of arranging such a prescription. See information bar for further details.
Vetmedin Flavour Tablets contain the active ingredient 5.0mg Pimobendan per tablet.
5mg Vetmedin Tablets are used for the treatment of canine congestive heart failure originating from dilated cardiomyopathy or valvular insufficiency (mitral and/or tricuspid regurgitation) in larger dogs. When Vetmedin is used in cases of valvular insufficiency in conjunction with frusemide the product has been shown to improve the quality of life and extend life expectancy in treated dogs. When Vetmedin is used in a limited number of cases of dilated cardiomyopathy in conjunction with frusemide enalapril and digoxin the product has been shown to improve the quality of life and to extend life expectancy in treated dogs.
Vetmedin Dosage and administration
See dosing table below. Vetmedin 1.25 mg and 5.0 mg Tablets Dosage Guide Bodyweight Daily Dosage Morning Evening (kg) (mg) 1.25 mg 5.0 mg 1.25 mg 5.0 mg < 5 1.25 5-10 2.5 1 - 1 - 11-20 5 - 21-40 10 - 1 - 1 41-60 20 - 2 - 2 > 60 30 - 3 - 3 Vetmedin Flavour Tablets should be administered orally at a dose of 0.2 mg to 0.6 mg pimobendan/kg body weight per day. The preferable daily dose is 0.5 mg pimobendan/kg bodyweight. The daily dose of Vetmedin should be divided into two equal administrations one half of the dose given in the morning and the other half approximately 12 hours later. Each dose of Vetmedin should be given approximately one hour before feeding. The tablet is flavoured and may be given as a treat. The large size of 5.0 mg can be readily divided into two halves using the scored line on the tablet to give a dose that contains 2.5 mg. Do not exceed the recommended dosage of Vetmedin. Determine the bodyweight accurately before prescribing to ensure administration of the correct dosage. Vetmedin Flavour Tablets may be combined with a diuretic treatment such as frusemide.
Vetmedin is a POM-V (A Pet Prescription is required)