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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Symptoms of cardiac and cerebral overstimulation have been observed. In such cases, animals should be treated symptomatically.
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.
Do not store above 25 °C. Store in a dry place.
Keep blister pack in outer carton.
Dispose of empty packaging in the household refuse. Unused product should be returned to the veterinary surgeon for disposal.
Vivitonin 50 mg tablets – Packs of 2 x 30 tablets.
Vivitonin 100 mg tablets – Packs of 6 x 10 tablets.
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Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Vitofyllin Tablets for Dogs, including answers from our team.
ALAN RIDLEY (tagno1)
Since our Lakeland bitch was prescribed vitofylin for vestibular syndrome she seems to be drinking lots more water, is this a side effect?
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.