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48589[FH] Re: Vetmedin

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  • Mandy
    Aug 2, 2013
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      Thank you all for your replies , to be on the safe side, will give as directed. That's a good Idea Mary Sue, I will give Saphie hers 2 ours after breakfast.

      Mandy
      --- In feline-heart@yahoogroups.com, "Mary Sue Rubin" <msrubin@...> wrote:
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      > My vet didn’t tell me to give it an hour before or after food. Then I read posts and asked him and he said I should be doing that. He said that food will affect the bioavailability of the medication. In a Vetmedin pamphlet that I received from another list member it states this:
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      > How is Vetmedin® given?
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      > Vetmedin® is available as a flavoured tablet or capsule. It should be given to your dog by mouth twice a day, approximately one hour before food, ideally 12 hours apart in the morning and at night. Use the dose that your vet recommends.
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      > Since Vetmedin is used off label for cats, this literature refers to dogs.
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      > Given this information, I now give it two hours after breakfast and one hour before her last meal at night. That’s what works out best here for the 12 hour interval.
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      > Mary Sue
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      > From: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com [mailto:feline-heart@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Laurie Stead
      > Sent: Friday, August 02, 2013 7:59 AM
      > To: feline-heart@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [FH] Re: Vetmedin
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      > My understanding is it could possibly be a slower absorption but not an issue of not receiving the full dose??
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      > Laurie
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