My Dogs on Vigra, I am Headed to Poorhouse!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NYboy, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my vet suggested putting my dog with a bad heart on vigra,I thought it was funny. Vigra opens up blood vessels increasing blood flow. I dropped off prescription and was told it would be exspenive. A months supply at 2xd is more then my house payment! I am afraid of those online vigra offers, no way I will give them my credit card info. Anyone know of a trustworthy site to buy cheap vigra?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Oh, I'm waiting to see who replies to this thread. [​IMG]


    Realistically though perhaps a partial prescription to see how your dog responds. I would doubt that it would be necessary to administer an entire pill to a dog. Not that I have any experience with the drug. [​IMG]
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    If you have health insurance and are male, get a scrip from your doctor? Or is it not covered by insurance? Hmm.

    Yes, it is incredibly expensive. Before it was used for a male medication, Sildenafil was used to treat pulmonary hypertension, but the interesting side effect was revealed. Did the vet even try any other medications for your dog's pulmonary arterial hypertension (I assume this is the problem) before going strait to Sildenafil?

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  4. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here Premium Member

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    This is Em...bowing out gracefully. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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  6. Sharisr32

    Sharisr32 Egg Killer ;)

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    I would also ask for a free sample again to check to see if it is even going to have a theraputic benefit for your dog
     
  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, I also found a full text version of a study done, Clinical efficacy of sildenafil in treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in dogs . It does say that Sildenafil "significantly decreased pulmonary artery pressure gradient from baseline". But, the study only consisted of thirteen dogs total, a very small population sample for a good scientific study. And it doesn't address survival time in dogs with PAH, whether it is worth it or not.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you talking about Vetmedin?

    Enalapril is the most commonly used medication for vasodilation, it is very inexpensive
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Isnt there a generic form? I am sure it would be much cheaper!
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    i am so suscriping to that thread [​IMG]
     

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