What is Vivitonin (Propentofylline) used for?
Vivitonin (Propentofylline) is given to older dogs to help improve signs of aging such as confusion, lethargy, frequent barking, lack of activity, dullness, and trouble breathing. These symptoms can be caused by old age or poor oxygenation. The medication helps by increasing oxygenation and improving the dog's cardiovascular function. It can also help to improve the dog's brain function and willingness to exercise.
How should I use Vivitonin (Propentofylline)?
Vivitonin (Propentofylline) should be used according to your veterinarian's instructions and those included with the packaging to get the best results from treatment. The normal recommended dosage is 100mg for every 20kg of body weight, but the best instructions will depend on your pet's age, weight, health condition, and the severity of its symptoms. These should be given orally and may be hidden in a meal or snack if you have trouble administering them. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using them correctly.
What are the side effects of Vivitonin (Propentofylline)?
Vivitonin (Propentofylline) will not cause side effects in most dogs. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any unusual or worrying symptoms occurring such as severe drowsiness, lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, or signs of an allergic reaction such as skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, adjustments to administration frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Vivitonin (Propentofylline) is only meant to be used in dogs and should never be administered to other animals including humans. You are also suggested to bring your pet in for a medical exam before using the medication to ensure it does not have any health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by the prescribing vet while administering Vivitonin (Propentofylline) to your dog. Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition it is being treated for.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform the vet if your dog is used for breeding and is pregnant or lactating, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is being given any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency veterinary care if your dog has any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction in dogs include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.