Vetmedin (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets Rx
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Vetmedin (pimobendan) Chewable Tablets Rx

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  • Usually ships the same weekday before 3pm CT with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What are Vetmedin Chewable Tablets for Dogs and Cats?

  • Vetmedin is a prescription medication used to treat congestive heart failure in dogs and certain cardiovascular conditions in cats.
  • Vetmedin-CA1 is prescribed to delay the progression of myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) to congestive heart failure in dogs. 
  • Vetmedin contains pimobendan, which helps the heart contract (pump) more effectively, and it dilates blood vessels, which reduces the amount of pressure the heart needs to pump blood.

Why is Vetmedin used for Dogs and Cats?

  • Vetmedin is labeled for the treatment of congestive heart failure in dogs caused by either a bad heart valve (myxomatous mitral valve disease) or a weak heart muscle (dilated cardiomyopathy). 
  • Vetmedin may be prescribed for extra-label use in cats with dilated cardiomyopathy or other medical conditions as a veterinarian determines.
  • Vetmedin may also be prescribed in combination with other medications for congestive heart failure treatment.
  • Vetmedin-CA1 is labeled for the delay of onset of congestive heart failure in dogs with Stage B2 preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). 

What else should I know about Vetmedin and Vetmedin CA-1?

  • Vetmedin chewable tablets are scored for easy dosing.
  • Please note that due to short supply from the manufacturer, at this time we can only fill one bottle of Vetmedin per pet per order. VetRxDirect understands how important this medication is, and we sincerely appreciate your assistance in helping as many pets as possible.

What problems could my dog or cat have with Vetmedin and Vetmedin CA-1?

  • The most common Vetmedin side effects are gastrointestinal effects including poor appetite and diarrhea.
  • Contact your veterinarian if you see any new or worsening symptoms while giving Vetmedin.
  • Vetmedin is not labeled for certain heart conditions. Your veterinarian will determine if your animal has these conditions before using pimobendan.

How do you use Vetmedin?

  • Vetmedin works best when given on an empty stomach. Follow your veterinarian's directions.
  • Do not stop giving Vetmedin without talking to your veterinarian.
  • Vetmedin dosage will vary based on the type and severity of the condition it is prescribed for. 

What is in Vetmedin?

  • Vetmedin contains pimobendan.
  • Pimobendan is an inodilator that improves the heart's action by making the heart muscle pump harder while relaxing blood vessels to allow the blood to flow more easily.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Vetmedin and Vetmedin CA-1 are both brand names. You will receive the exact brand that you request.

Who makes Vetmedin?

  • Vetmedin is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim.