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Vivitonin Tablets for Dogs

  • 50mg » Pack of 60 £16.16
  • 50mg » Priced per Tablet £0.26
  • 100mg » Pack of 60 £31.07
  • 100mg » Priced per Tablet £0.52

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Description

Vivitonin is a drug used to improve some of the signs of old age. It acts to increase blood flow to the heart, brain and muscle. It is used in dogs which are lacking in energy or seem vacant and unwilling to exercise or show interest in their surroundings. Although you cannot necessarily teach an old dog new tricks, many old dogs do show a distinct improvement in demeanour and activity levels. The effects of Vivitonin (which contains the drug propentofylline) include opening up airways and blood vessels, providing more oxygen to the brain, heart and muscles. Vivitonin is a safe drug which is very rarely associated with any side effects, and you can often help an old dog which seemed just to be "getting old".

A great accompaniment to help feed your Vivitonin are Vivitreats . Specifically designed to help feed tablets and pills to your pets.

Vivitonin 50mg Tablets and Vivitonin 100mg 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.

Some symptoms or conditions related to impaired blood circulation where Vivitonin may be of benefit are:

•Dullness, lethargy and depressed demeanour.

•Decreased willingness to exercise and exercise tolerance.

•Arryhthmia due to myocardial ischaemia.

•Conditions requiring improved circulation in the heart, brain and skeletal muscle.

Dosage and administration

Vivitonin 50 mg tablets

One tablet per 10 kg bodyweight twice a day. The tablets may be halved.

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

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

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

Vivitonin 100 mg tablets

One tablet per 20 kg bodyweight 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. Divide the tablets in halves with a knife or with a tablet splitter.

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

Weight

50mg

100mg

< 5 kg

¼ tab bid

-

5 kg

½ tab bid

-

10 kg

1 tab bid

-

15 kg

1½ tabs bid

-

20 kg

-

1 tab bid

30 kg

-

1½ tabs bid

40 kg

-

2 tabs bid

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.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not administer to pregnant bitches or breeding animals, as it has not yet been evaluated in this class of animal.

Specific diseases (e.g. kidney disease) should receive appropriate treatment.

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

In the rare event of allergic skin reactions, treatment with the product should be stopped.

Overdose:

Signs include cardiac and cerebral over-stimulation. Treatment would be symptomatic.

Operator warnings

Care should be taken to avoid accidental ingestion.

Wash hands after use.

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

POM-V

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(s)

Vivitonin 50 mg tablets

Vm 01708/4417

Vivitonin 100 mg tablets

Vm 01708/4446

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.

Weight

50mg

100mg

< 5 kg

¼ tab bid

-

5 kg

½ tab bid

-

10 kg

1 tab bid

-

15 kg

1½ tabs bid

-

20 kg

-

1 tab bid

30 kg

-

1½ tabs bid

40 kg

-

2 tabs bid

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:

-very common (more than 1 in 10 animals displaying adverse reaction(s) during the course of one treatment)

-common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals)

-uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals )

-rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals)

-very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals, including isolated reports).

Specific diseases (e.g. kidney disease) should be treated accordingly. In the case of renal failure, the dose should be reduced.

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 reach and sight 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

POM-V

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(s)

Vivitonin 50 mg tablets

Vm 01708/4417

Vivitonin 100 mg tablets

Vm 01708/4446

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

Vivitonin 50mg 2x30tab:

08713184044174,

Vivitonin 100mg 6x10tab:

08713184044426

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Mild nose bleeds

8th Mar 2014
Nicola white

Would vivitonin cause nose bleeds he's a 12 yr old lab on 2 100 mg tabs a day

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

Nose bleeds would be an unlikely side effect of these tablets. I would be concerned if there is another reason for the nose bleeds. Are they always on one side? Is it always the same side? Is it pure blood, or a blood-stained discharge? I think it would be sensible to investigate this further as it is more likely to be due to another cause. Best to talk to your vet about this.

Use of vivitonin after a stroke in an elderly dog

16th Dec 2013
Maggie Snow

My 13 year old greyhound had a mild stroke a year ago and since then has been on Vivitonin 150mg twice a day. He is happy and contented with no repeat of the stroke episode. I have seen a couple of Vets and have got differencing opinions on the dosage to be given. One suggesting that a single dose of 150mg would be sufficient to maintain his “contentedness” I just do not want to reduce and risk a stroke repeat. I have a prescription for the vivitonin but am now confused

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

I may not help I am afraid! The merits of Vivitonin as a preventative treatment for strokes are not scientifically proven. Many expert vets working at the veterinary universities do not believe it helps at all. Many vets working in practice do use it, and most of their dogs do not have any more strokes. We cannot really tell if that would have been the same anyway, without Vivitonin. Personally I think that the Vivitonin is probably doing some good for your dog and if he seems well on it, you should continue with it. The dose is not too critical for many dogs, but ideally it should be given twice daily, not once. It is a drug which is poorly absorbed from the gut if there is a lot of food in the stomach, so you should give it with no food, or a tiny tit-bit, then give food 30 minutes later. If I were you, I might give 100mg twice daily, but it is difficult for me to comment very usefully on a dog I have not examined.

Administration of vivitonin

25th Sep 2013
Catherine Abbott

I find it difficult to give my jack russell his tablet 1/2 hr before his breakfast as my dogs want their food when I get down in the morning. Does it matter if he has his tablet with his food or awhile afterwards.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

This drug is poorly absorbed from the stomach if food is present, so your dog will not get the full dose, or benefit, if it is given with food. It will not do any harm otherwise though. Ideally you give the tablet with a tiny treat to help get it down (if you need to), then feed at least 30 minutes later. It is possible to give the food first, but then you should wait at least 2 hours before giving the tablet.

Side effects/runs

10th Jun 2013
dorian

I ve noticed that my dog goes to toilet and its very runny considering he only has arden grange dried food is this a reaction to these tablets.

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

I have not come across gastro-intestinal side effects with Vivitonin tablets and I would not expect them either. It is quite possible that the signs you have observed are caused by your dog eating something else (dogs are not exactly hygienic creatures at the best of times). It is also possible that your dog has been a bit greedy for the Arden Grange and has just overloaded the gut. Arden Grange is a good diet, but some dogs simply eat more than is good for them. Occasionally dogs will develop an allergic-like response to something in the food, regardless of the quality of the ingredients. This means that a perfectly good food will not suit all dogs. The best thing to do would be to reduce the amount you feed for a short while and see how things go. Most tummy upsets get better by themselves quite quickly. However if your dog is at all unwell otherwise, or if the symptoms persist, then your dog should be checked out by your own vet.