What is Ventipulmin®?
Ventipulmin is used to treat horses with respiratory conditions. This prescription drug treats respiratory diseases caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), commonly known as heaves or recurrent airway obstruction.
Who is it for?
Ventipulmin is for horses.
What are the benefits?
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||Ventipulmin syrup is an oral medication used as a bronchodilator for horses
||Treats respiratory diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Ventipulmin contains the active ingredient, clenbuterol hydrochloride. Ventipulmin is used to treat horses with respiratory conditions caused by airway obstruction such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), commonly known as heaves or recurrent airway obstruction. Includes plastic dispensing cap. Please order oral syringes separately. For horses.
How does Ventipulmin work?
Ventipulmin treats horses with respiratory conditions by activity of the ingredient, clenbuterol hydrochloride. It has bronchodilating properties that relax the airways and make breathing easier.
Is there a generic equivalent available?
A branded generic equivalent is Aeropulmin. Ventipulmin is branded clenbuterol.
How is it given?
Ventipulmin syrup is given orally, by mouth. Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian. This medication should only be given to the horse for whom it was prescribed.
What results can I expect?
There is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
What form(s) does it come in?
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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Ventipulmin?
Talk to your veterinarian about what type of outcome is expected. Have your veterinarian explain the other treatment options that may be available to treat your horse's condition.
Tell your veterinarian if your horse has heart disease, may be pregnant, or may be used for breeding.
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your horse is taking, and if your horse has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
What is the most important information I should know?
Ventipulmin will not cure your horse's condition, but should lessen the symptoms. Ventipulmin should not be used in late pregnancy. During the first few days of treatment, you may see mild sweating, tremors, restlessness and increased heart rate.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in horses hypersensitive (allergic) to clenbuterol. Do not use in horses with heart disease or anhidrosis (inability to sweat properly). The safety of clenbuterol in breeding horses has not been determined. It should not be used in late pregnancy, as abortions could occur.
This drug may be prohibited from use by various equine associations.
Use in food animals is prohibited by law.
What side effects may be seen when taking Ventipulmin?
May see muscle tremors, incoordination, sweating, restlessness, and increased heart rate. These side effects generally decrease with time. If severe or continuous, contact your veterinarian.
How is it stored?
Store in a tight, light-resistant and childproof container at room temperature. Protect from freezing. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your horse has had an overdose, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Ventipulmin?
Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your horse is taking while receiving Ventipulmin. Consult your veterinarian before using Ventipulmin with terbutaline, propanolol and other beta-blockers, digoxin, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, inhaled anesthetics, oxytocin, and dinoprost (Lutalyse, Prostamate), since interactions may occur.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the
Patient Information Sheet on this medication.