Vivitonin Tablets are for the improvement in dullness, lethargy and overall demeanour in dogs. They are particularly useful in older dogs, where it may increase willingness to exercise and exercise tolerance.
Vivitonin Tablets are orange to yellow in colour and have been scored on one side for easy and accurate dosing.
Vivitonin 50mg Tablets are indicated for the improvement of dullness, lethargy and overall demeanour in dogs. They contain Propentofylline which has been shown to increase blood flow,...[More info]
Vivitonin 100mg Tablets are indicated for the improvement of dullness, lethargy and overall demeanour in dogs. They contain Propentofylline which has been shown to increase blood flow,...[More info]
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.
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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.
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.