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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About The Use Of Vetmedin | Pimobendan Side Effects

this video does not contain all

available information for this

medication it is to help answer commonly

asked questions and help you give the

medication safely and effectively to

your pet if you have other questions or

need more information about this

medication contact your veterinarian or

pharmacist Pema bendin is also known as

vet med and Hartmut in or Accardi Pema

bendin is available one point five two

point five five and ten milligrams

chewable tablets the Food and Drug

Administration has approved Pema bendin

for the treatment of heart failure in

dogs caused by either a bad heart valve

also known as mix amitis mitral valve

disease or a weak heart muscle which is

commonly referred to as dilated

cardiomyopathy this drug can help

improve the heart's action by making the

heart muscle pump harder and relaxing

blood vessels to allow blood to flow

easier this drug may prove useful in

cats with dilated cardiomyopathy but it

is currently not labeled for use in cats

and there is much less experience with

it the FDA allows veterinarians to

prescribe products containing this drug

in different species or for other

conditions in certain situations you and

your veterinarian can discuss why this

drug is the most appropriate choice many

things might affect how well this drug

will work in your pet it is very

important to discuss the following

things with your veterinarian so

together you can make the best decisions

for treating your animal other drugs may

cause problems when taken with Pema

bendin be sure to tell your veterinarian

and pharmacist what medications you are

giving your pet as well as the amount

and schedule of each this includes

vitamins supplements or herbal therapies

tell your veterinarian about any

conditions or diseases your pet may have

now or has had in the past if your pet

has been treated for the same disease or

condition in the past

tell your veterinarian about the

treatment and how well it did or didn't

work if your pet is pregnant or nursing

talk to your veterinarian about the

risks of using this drug tell your

veterinarian and pharmacist about any

medication side to

effects including allergic reactions

lack of appetite diarrhea itching and

hair loss that your pet has developed in

the past this medication should start

having effects within one to two hours

however you will not see the effects of

this medication outwardly your

veterinarian will need to run further

tests to determine if the medication is

working appropriately the effects of

this medication are short-lived

meaning it will stop working within 24

hours although the benefits may be

prolonged if your pet has decreased

kidney and/or liver function no drug is

100% safe in all patients but your

veterinarian will discuss with you any

specific concerns about using this drug

in your animal this drug should not be

used in patients with certain heart

conditions like for example hypertrophic

cardiomyopathy or aortic stenosis your

veterinarian will determine if your pet

has these conditions before using PIM

abandon this medication should not be

used in pets that had a previous history

of allergic reactions to it this drug

should be used with caution in patients

with one uncontrolled heart rhythm

problems - born with congenital heart

defects 3 with diabetes or other serious

diseases and 4 in pets that are pregnant

or nursing the most common but not

serious side effects of Pima bendin

include gastrointestinal effects like

for example poor appetite and diarrhea

also your pet can experience a lack of

energy or weakness you don't have to be

overly concerned if you see any of these

signs unless they are severe worsen or

continue to be a problem contact your

veterinarian if this happens side

effects of PEM abandon that may be

serious or indicate a serious problem

are the following Racing or abnormal

heartbeat collapsing or fainting

excitation or behavior changes bleeding

or bruising increased belly fluid

bloating trouble breathing or wheezing

yellowing of the whites of the eyes and

gums which is known as jaundice rash or

skin redness if you see any of these or

other

normal signs contact your veterinarian

immediately overdoses of pema bendin may

be serious fast heartbeats are commonly

seen in dogs that get overdoses of pema

bendin if you witness or suspect an

overdose contact your veterinarian or an

animal poison control center for further

advice animal poison control centers

that are open 24 hours a day include pet

poison help line 8 5 5 7 6 4 7 6 6 1 an

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 8 8 8

4 2 6 4 4 3 5 a consultation fee is

charged for these services for Pima

bendin to work give it exactly as your

veterinarian has prescribed it's a good

idea to always check the prescription

label to be sure you are giving the drug

correctly Pima bendin is best given on

an empty stomach compounded liquid forms

of this medication must be measured

carefully your veterinarian or

pharmacist can help by providing special

measuring spoons or syringes if you have

difficulty getting your pet to take the

medicine contact your veterinarian or

pharmacist for tips to help to dose and

reducing the stress of medication time

Pima bendin can be given for various

lengths of time be sure you understand

how long your veterinarian wants you to

continue giving this medication

prescription refills may be necessary

before the therapy will be complete

before stopping this medication talk to

your veterinarian as there may be

important reasons to continue its use if

you miss a dose wait until the next

scheduled dosing time and resume the

normal twice daily every 12 hours

pattern of dosing do not double up doses

or give an extra dose store this

medication in the original child and

light resistant prescription bottle or

an approved dosage reminder container at

room temperature if your veterinarian or

pharmacist has made a special compounded

formulation for your pet please follow

the noted storage recommendations and

expiration date for the product keep

this medication away from children and

other animals there are no space

cific precautions required when handling

this medication unless you are allergic

to it wash your hands after handling any

medication do not flush this medication

down the toilet or wash it down the sink

if a community drug take-back program is

available use this option if there is no

take back program mix the drug with

coffee grounds or cat litter to make it

undesirable to children and animals and

unrecognizable to people who might go

through your trash place the mixture in

a sealable plastic bag to keep it from

leaking out and throw the bag out with

the regular trash do not save leftover

medication for future use or give it to

others to use the use of this drug may

not be allowed in certain animal

competitions

please check rules and regulations

before entering your pet in a

competition while this medication is

being administered remember the

following key information about PEM

abandon this medication is best given on

an empty stomach poor appetite and

diarrhea are the most likely adverse

effects but if you see anything out of

the ordinary contact your veterinarian

be sure to give this medication exactly

as prescribed the information presented

in this video was taken from plums

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