Boo has been taking it 2x/day for a year now... I was never told to limit food before or after. It's interesting when things like this come up because you do wonder when they are on a cocktail of meds what truly is making the difference. If the pimobendan is not being absorbed fully... how much is... or is this drug really not the one helping her?
I do know Boo has done well on her med cocktail and so I do not plan to change anything, but I will inquire with her cardiologist why I was not told about this. I double-checked her prescription and the instructions on the med itself and there is no mention of limiting food.
From: kaisercrd <epsteindaniela@...
To: Laurie Stead <kittykatwhiskas@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:00 AM
Subject: [FH] Re: HCM - Grazer Vomiting after Long Gaps Without Food.
Pimobendan has to be given every 12 hours one hour before meal.
Food seriously reduces the absorption of the medication.
I used to leave food all day long for my cat Kaiser, but now I take it away,give him the medication and feed only 1 hour later.
I just leave water
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Laurie Stead <kittykatwhiskas@...> wrote:
> Same here... I was never told to "gap" the pimobendan with Boo. She takes her pills and usually proceeds to eat right after. ??
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