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Vetmedin (Pimobendan)and/or alternatives
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Manufactured by: Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
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Manufactured by: Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd
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General Information on Vetmedin
Vetmedin is used for treating congestive heart failure in dogs. Your veterinary doctor may ask you to buy Vetmedin if the cause of congestive heart failure in your pet is either dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM, or degenerative valvular disease or DVD. The generic name of this drug is Pimobendan.
This drug works in two ways:
- Reduces pressure on the heart by improving blood circulation by dilating and relaxing the blood vessels
Improves pumping of the blood by the heart by strengthening your pet’s heartbeat
Vetmedin is meant for oral administration only. The drug is available in the form of oral tablets, which comes in the following three strengths- Vetmedin 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, and 5 mg.
Side effects of Vetmedin
You should not buy Vetmedin if your pet has a known allergy to any ingredients present in this oral drug. Consult your veterinarian immediately if your dog experiences an allergic reaction after using this drug. Allergic reactions, if left unattended, may result in fatal complications. Symptoms that mark an allergic reaction in pets are: swelling, severe skin irritation or rashes, or difficulty breathing.
Vetmedin should not be administered to pets with aortic stenosis or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In addition, do not give this drug to pets that have asymptomatic heart disease.
This drug may cause the following side effects: lethargy, poor appetite, dyspnea, diarrhea, ataxia, azotemia, and weakness. Consult your veterinarian if your pet experiences any of these side effects.
Vetmedin may also cause other side effects. The above-listed information does not claim to include all possible risks associated with this drug. To know more about the side effects that Vetmedin may cause, speak to your veterinarian about it or read the patient information leaflet that is comes with the drug.
This drug may not be safe for pregnant pets. If your pet is pregnant, inform your veterinarian about it. Administer Vetmedin only if your doctor declares it safe to use.
Lactating pets should be administered Vetmedin only after owners consult a veterinarian as the safety of this drug in such pets have not been studied.
It is not known if Vetmedin is safe and/or effective for pets younger than 6 months. Consult your veterinarian if your pet’s age is less than 6 months. Your veterinarian will decide if the benefits to your pet outweigh any possible risks.
Dosage of Vetmedin
The daily recommended dosage is 0.23 mg/lb divided in two doses, which may or may not be equal. The gap between the two doses should be approximately 12 hours. You should administer Vetmedin oral tablets with food. It is safe to split the oral tablets in 2 to ensure accurate dosing.
The response of each dog to this drug may be different. With that said, most pets show tangible improvement within 7 days of treatment.
You should store Vetmedin oral tablets at room temperature, between 18°-30°C. This drug is not listed for human use. Keep it away from the reach of young children.
Vetmedin may interact with certain drugs. Let your veteriniarian know about any other drugs that your pet is being given. This will help in preventing unwanted drug interactions.
You can easily buy Vetmedin online. However, it is best that you confirm the provider’s authenticity before placing an order.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.