Vivitonin 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
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Availability date: 2013-06-07
|Target Animal:||Dog (Canine)|
|Pet Prescription Required?:||Yes (For UK Orders)|
|Product Name:||Vivitonin 50mg Tablet - each|
|Pack Size:||Sold Individually|
This medication may only be supplied with a valid veterinary prescription issued by your vet. You should only purchase this item if you have or are in the process of arranging such a prescription. See information bar for further details.
Vivitonin 50 mg tablets are orange-yellow film-coated tablets quarter-scored on one side. Each tablet contains 50 mg of the xanthine derivative Propentofylline.
Vivitonin 100 mg tablets are orange-yellow oblong film-coated tablets half-scored on one side. Each tablet contains 100 mg of the xanthine derivative Propentofylline.
Uses of Vivitonin
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. Vivitonin has been shown to increase blood flow particularly of the heart and skeletal muscle. It also increases the blood flow of the brain and therefore its oxygen supply without increasing the brain`s glucose demand. Vivitonin has a modest positive chronotropic effect and a marked positive inotropic effect. In addition it has been shown to have an anti-arrhythmic effect in dogs with myocardial ischemia and a bronchodilator action equivalent to that of aminophylline. Vivitonin inhibits platelet aggregation and improves the flow properties of erythrocytes. It has a direct effect on the heart and reduces peripheral vascular resistance thereby lowering cardiac load. Some symptoms or conditions related to impaired blood circulation where Vivitonin may be of benefit are: �Dullness lethargy and depressed demeanour. �Decreased willingness to exercise and exercise tolerance. �Arryhthmia due to myocardial ischaemia. �Conditions requiring improved circulation in the heart brain and skeletal muscle.
Dosage and administration
Vivitonin 50 mg tablets One tablet per 10 kg bodyweight twice a day. The tablets may be halved. Dogs of less than 5 kg may receive a quarter tablet twice a day. Divide the tablets in halves and quarters with a knife or with a tablet splitter. Dogs of 20 kg or more can be given Vivitonin 100 mg tablets. Vivitonin 100 mg tablets One tablet per 20 kg bodyweight twice a day. Vivitonin 100 mg tablets may be halved but should not be quartered. For larger dogs more accurate dosing may be achieved using a combination of Vivitonin 100 mg and Vivitonin 50 mg tablets. Divide the tablets in halves with a knife or with a tablet splitter. Dogs of less than 20 kg can be given Vivitonin 50 mg tablets. Weight 50mg 100mg < 5 kg � tab bid - 5 kg � tab bid - 10 kg 1 tab bid - 15 kg 1� tabs bid - 20 kg - 1 tab bid 30 kg - 1� tabs bid 40 kg - 2 tabs bid Vivitonin can be administered directly onto the back of the dog`s tongue or can be mixed in a small ball of food and should be administered at least 30 minutes before feeding.
Vivitonin is a POM-V (Pet Prescription Required)
Vivitonin 50 mg tablets
Vivitonin 100 mg tablets