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Vitofyllin Tablets for Dogs

Vitofyllin Tablets for Dogs

  • 50mg » Priced per Tablet £0.29
  • 100mg » Priced per Tablet £0.49

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Description

Vitofyllin is given to older dogs to improve their alertness and energy levels. It has a variety of effects in the body, including improving blood flow to the brain and to muscles, stimulating brain function and acting as an anti-oxidant against free radicals. The usual dose rate is 3-5mg per kilogram bodyweight, given twice daily. Vitofyllin is not absorbed well from the stomach if food is present, so it is much better to give on an empty stomach (or with a tiny morsel of food) and then to feed 30 minutes later.

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Medication Datasheets

50mg » Priced per Tablet

  1. Name of the veterinary medicinal product Vitofyllin 50mg film-coated tablets for dogs Vitofyllin 100mg film-coated tablets for dogs
  2. Qualitative and quantitative composition 50mg Tablet 100mg Tablet Active substance: Propentofylline
    50.0mg
    100.0mg
    Excipients: Ferric Oxide,
    yellow, (E172)
    0.075mg
    0.150mg Titanium Dioxide,
    (E171)
    0.215 mg 0.430mg For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
  3. Pharmaceutical form Film-coated tablets. Yellow, round, convex tablets with cross-snap tab on one and imprinting “50” or “100” on the other side. The tablets can be divided into equal halves and quarters.
  4. Clinical particulars 4.1 Target species Dogs. 4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species For the improvement of peripheral and cerebral vascular blood circulation. For improvement in dullness, lethargy and overall demeanour in dogs. 4.3 Contraindications Refer to section 4.7 Do not use in dogs weighing less than 2.5 kg. Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance and/or to any of the other ingredients of the product. 4.4 Special warnings None. 4.5 Special precautions for use Special precautions for use in animals Specific diseases (e.g. kidney disease) should be treated accordingly. Consideration should be given to rationalising the medication of dogs already receiving treatment for congestive heart failure or bronchial disease. In the case of renal failure, the dose should be reduced. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals. Care should be taken to avoid accidental ingestion.
    Wash hands after use. 4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness) On rare occasions, allergic skin reactions, vomiting and cardiac disturbances have been reported. In these cases, the treatment should be stopped. 4.7 Use during pregnancy and lactation Do not use in pregnant or lactating bitches or breeding animals as the product has not been evaluated in these animals. 4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction None known. 4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route The basic dosage is 6-10mg propentofylline/kg bodyweight, divided into two 3-5mg/kg doses as follows: Vitofyllin 50mg Tablets Body weight Tablets Daily
    Daily total (kg) total dose am pm tablets (mg/kg) 2.5 - 4 kg ¼ ¼ ½ 6.3 - 10.0 5 - 7 kg ½ ½ 1 7.1 - 10.0 8 - 9 kg ¾ ¾ 1 ½
    8.3 - 9.4 10 - 15 kg 1 1 2 6.7 - 10.0 16 - 25 kg 1½ 1½ 3 6.0 - 9.4 26 - 33 kg 2 2 4 6.1 - 7.7 Vitofyllin 100mg Tablets Body weight Tablets Daily
    Daily total (kg) total dose am pm tablets (mg/kg) 20 - 33 kg 1 1 2 6.0 - 10.0 34 - 49 kg 1½ 1½ 3 6.1 - 8.8 50 - 66 kg 2 2 4 6.1 - 8.0 67 - 83 kg 2½ 2½ 5 6.0 - 7.5 More accurate dosing may be achieved by using either quarters of the 100mg tablets or a combination of 100mg and 50mg tablets.
    The tablets can be administered directly onto the back of the dog's tongue or can be mixed in a small ball of food and should be administered at least 30 minutes before feeding. 4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary Excitation tachycardia, hypotension, reddening Animalcare Limited, Common Road, Dunnington, York YO19 5RU Tel: +44 (0) 1904 487687 Fax: +44 (0) 1904 487611 Email: [email protected] Vitofyllin 50mg, Vitofyllin 100mg of mucous membranes and vomiting. The withdrawal of the treatment leads to a spontaneous remission of these signs.
  5. Pharmacological properties Pharmacotherapeutic group: peripheral vasodilator; purine derivatives; propentofylline ATCvet code: QC04AD90 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties
    Propentofylline has been shown to increase blood flow, particularly of the heart and skeletal muscle. It also increases the blood flow of the brain and therefore its oxygen supply, without increasing the brain's glucose demand. It has a modest positive chronotropic effect and a marked positive ionotropic effect. In addition, it has been shown to have an anti-arrhythmic effect in dogs with myocardial ischemia and a bronchodilator action equivalent to that of aminofylline. Propentofylline inhibits platelet aggregation and improves the flow properties of erythrocytes. It has a direct effect on the heart and reduces peripheral vascular resistance thereby lowering cardiac load. Propentofylline may increase willingness to exercise and exercise tolerance, particularly in older dogs. 5.2 Pharmacokinetic particulars
    After oral administration propentofylline is fast and completely absorbed and quickly distributed in the tissues. Given orally to dogs, maximum plasma levels are reached already after 15 minutes. The half-time is about 30 minutes and the bioavailability for the mother substance amounts to about 30%. There are a number of effective metabolites and the biotransformation takes place mainly in the liver. Propentofylline is excreted in form of its metabolites in 80-90% via the kidneys. The rest is eliminated with the faeces. There is no accumulation.
  6. Pharmaceutical particulars 6.1 List of excipients Lactose monohydrate Maize Starch
    Crospovidone Talc Silica, Colloidal Anhydrous Magnesium Stearate Film Coating: Titanium Dioxide, E171 Ferric Oxide, yellow, E 172 Hypromellose
    Macrogol 6000 Talc
    6.2 Incompatibilities Not applicable. 6.3 Shelf-life Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years Unused divided tablets should be returned to the blister pack and any divided tablet portions remaining after 72 hours should be discarded. 6.4. Special precautions for storage Store in the original package (blister) and keep the blister packs in the outer carton and store in a dry place. Divided tablets should be stored in the blister pack. 6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging Polyvinylchloride– PolyVinylidene dichloride /Aluminium blister with 14 tablets, in a cardboard box containing 4 blisters (56 tablets). 6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
  7. Marketing authorisation holder Animalcare Limited Common Road, Dunnington, York, YO19 5RU UK
  8. Marketing authorisation number(s) See below
  9. Date of first authorisation/renewal of the
    authorisation 2nd May 2012 UK only POM-V Vm: 10347/4032 POM IE only VPA: 10778/005/001 Prescription Only Medicine To be supplied only on veterinary prescription Vitofyllin 50mg UK only POM-V Vm: 10347/4033 POM IE only VPA: 10778/005/002 Prescription Only Medicine To be supplied only on veterinary prescription Vitofyllin 100mg

100mg » Priced per Tablet

Vivitonin 50 mg Tablets and Vivitonin 100 mg Tablets

Presentation

Vivitonin 50 mg tablets are orange-yellow, film-coated tablets, quarter-scored on one side. Each tablet contains 50 mg of the xanthine derivative Propentofylline.

Vivitonin 100 mg tablets are orange-yellow, oblong film-coated tablets, half-scored on one side. Each tablet contains 100 mg of the xanthine derivative Propentofylline.

Uses

For improvement in dullness, lethargy and overall demeanour in dogs. Vivitonin is particularly useful in older dogs, where it may increase willingness to exercise and exercise tolerance.

Propentofylline has been shown to increase blood flow, particularly of the heart and skeletal muscle. It also increases the blood flow of the brain and therefore its oxygen supply, without increasing the brain's glucose demand.

It has a modest positive chronotropic effect and a marked positive inotropic effect. In addition, it has been shown to have an anti-arrhythmic effect in dogs with myocardial ischemia and a bronchodilator action equivalent to that of aminophylline.

Propentofylline inhibits platelet aggregation and improves the flow properties of erythrocytes. It has a direct effect on the heart and reduces peripheral vascular resistance thereby lowering cardiac load.

Dosage and administration

Vivitonin 50 mg tablets

Half a tablet per 5 kg body weight twice a day.

Dogs of less than 5 kg may receive a quarter of a tablet twice a day.

Dogs of 20 kg or more can be given Vivitonin 100 mg tablets.

Vivitonin 100 mg tablets

Half a tablet per 10 kg body weight twice a day.

Vivitonin 100 mg tablets may be halved but should not be quartered.

For larger dogs more accurate dosing may be achieved using a combination of Vivitonin 100 mg and Vivitonin 50 mg tablets.

Dogs of less than 20 kg can be given Vivitonin 50 mg tablets.

The tablets can be administered directly onto the back of the dog's tongue or can be mixed in a small ball of food and should be administered at least 30 minutes before feeding.

Divide the tablets in halves and quarters with a knife or with a tablet splitter.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not administer to pregnant bitches or breeding animals.

Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.

Vomiting has been observed on rare occasions, particularly at the commencement of therapy.

In rare cases allergic reactions (e.g. urticaria) may occur and these necessitate discontinuation of the treatment.

The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:

Consideration should be given to rationalising the medication of dogs already receiving treatment for congestive heart failure or bronchial disease.

Overdose

Symptoms of cardiac and cerebral overstimulation have been observed. In such cases, animals should be treated symptomatically.

Operator warnings

Care should be taken to avoid accidental ingestion.

Wash hands after use.

For animal treatment only. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not store above 25 °C. Store in a dry place.

Keep blister pack in outer carton.

Disposal

Dispose of empty packaging in the household refuse. Unused product should be returned to the veterinary surgeon for disposal.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Vivitonin 50 mg tablets – Packs of 2 x 30 tablets.

Vivitonin 100 mg tablets – Packs of 6 x 10 tablets.

Further information

Nil.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vivitonin 50 mg tablets Vm 01708/4417
Vivitonin 100 mg tablets Vm 01708/4446

Delivery Information

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What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

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Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (39)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Vitofyllin Tablets for Dogs, including answers from our team.

16 December 2016 at 6:56pm

Vitofylin 50mg

ALAN RIDLEY (tagno1)

  • VioVet customer since 2015
  • From: Durham, United Kingdom

Since our Lakeland bitch was prescribed vitofylin for vestibular syndrome she seems to be drinking lots more water, is this a side effect?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Polydipsia (excessive water consumption) is not a known side effect of Vitofyllin. If your dog is drinking more than normal it would be best for your vet to take a look at her since there may be another underlying cause such as Cushings, Diabetes or Hyperthyroidism.